Dear friends of music,
After returning from his latest tour focusing on Acoustic Metal, Ewan immediately went into his home studio and began creating Acoustic Metal II. His usual routine now for writing and recording involves staying up all night and often we talk in the morning before he goes to bed (I’m an early riser). I was encouraging Ewan to take a holiday after his latest exhaustive effort. What happened next surprised me. New compositions on 12 string guitar started appearing on Facebook. I got a call last night and he played a fresh composition for me over the phone. I suggested the title “Hillbillies on Speed” due to it’s incredible pace and reference to traditional American Bluegrass. The song above was sent to my inbox at 4am today. So it looks like another CD is in the offing. The muse has dug it’s claws into Ewan’s shoulder and won’t leave until this next CD focusing on music for the 12 string guitar is completed.
The tune above is lovely – very positive and happy. It is also a very mature composition – one that should appeal to the old time fingerstyle fans who might find his ‘acoustic metal’ (a genre he invented) a bit heavy. I love the part where it gets quieter – very ‘programatic’ (are you familiar with that term ?). It’s when the music directly represents what it is describing as in Peter and the Wolf or when Hendrix whistles at girls using a string bend on his guitar :).
I have suggested that Ewan consider dedicating this CD to one of his inspirations – 12 string maestro Leo Kottke. It would be wonderful if Leo could write an introduction to the CD to be included in the packaging.
I hope you enjoy the music and, if you can, please consider supporting Ewan’s efforts by purchasing his CDs or downloads available through Candyrat Records or i-tunes.
Thank you !
Brian O’Sullivan is a co-founder of the York Region Fingerstyle Guitar Assocation. He is also an accomplished musician, music teacher and husband.He blogs with YorkScene.com which you can follow here: http://www.yorkscene.com/brian-osullivans-music-blog