Beyond Six Strings - Various Artists
that thing?" -- everyone, upon seeing a harp guitar for the first time
Harp guitars first made the scene in the 1890s and practically disappeared by 1930, but thanks to the efforts of recent pioneers like Michael Hedges and the artists on this CD, harp guitar music is going strong and continuing to push the tonal boundaries of acoustic music.Beyond Six Strings
is a fantastic introduction to modern harp guitar music and contains songs in a wide variety of styles, from two-handed tapping on "Emmet's Rising" by Andy Wahlberg and "The Friend I Never Had" by Andy McKee, to gentle fingerpicking on "Clarsah" by Muriel Anderson and the high, clean sparkle of John Doan's 20-string instrument on "In John Fahey There Is No East or West". In addition, the liner notes contain a wealth of historical information and photos of the instruments used on this collection.
Whether you're a harp guitar fan or just looking for a new sound, this album will grab you by the ears.See the specifications tab for tracks and samples.