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Acoustic Guitarslinger R.D. King Brings His Richly Intertwining, Melodic Instrumentals to NYC

Source: New York Music Daily

First there was B.B. Then there was Albert, then Freddie. And now there’s R.D., the latest in a line of first-class guitar-playing Kings. Difference is that R.D. King plays acoustic, and that his style is not blues but his own intricate, meticulous, occasionally multitracked instrumental music that could be called pastoral psychedelia or cinematic folk. Either way, it’s a hell of a lot more energetic and epic than most music for the acoustic guitar.

King is bound to get comparisons to a whole slew of fingerstyle players who use unorthodox or open tunings – John Renbourn, Bert Jansch, Adrian Legg, ...

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Darkly Bittersweet Guitar Themes from Don Peris

Source: New York Music Daily

The Innocence Mission’s Don Peris has a side project where he plays gorgeously nocturnal, elegant guitar instrumentals. Some of the tracks on his album The Old Century resembles John Fahey at his most bucolic and focused, as well as Bill Frisell’s most straight-ahead work. Peris doesn’t waste notes or ideas: most of the songs clock in under the three minute mark. The album title is apt. Peris’ themes have a timeless, blue-sky feel: they could easily be classic folk songs from the Civil War era. His fingerpicking is meticulous and dynamically rich, with a persistent air of suspense: these songs ...

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