|Since 1989||"AS HE SLEEPS"
AS HE SLEEPSPROJECT BIO:
As He Sleeps is a musical venture that has been a long time coming. This “solo acoustic guitar” release has a history of acoustic guitar riffs that have cried for years to stand alone and not be buried in the mix. Frazier Riddell has released several songs over the past 20 years from full band rock to acoustic folk rock; from jazzy saxophone to blues harmonica, most all including lyrics; and now nothing but acoustic guitar.? “I guess you could say I’ve hit ‘rock’ bottom!” says Riddell. “My heart and foundation in music are in rock, blues & jazz, but the foundation of almost all the music I have ever written is Acoustic Guitar. I have always written instrumental pieces here and there over the years and I felt it was time to try something different. When I decided to record a solo guitar instrumental CD, I did so at my home, and my son Evan (7 at the time) was literally sleeping in the next room as I was recording parts of this project. I’m hoping acoustic guitar players will enjoy this project with it’s many different tunings.”
This project contains songs written over the years as far back as the mid 1980’s and as recent as January of 2004. All of them are original compositions. Most of these songs were written in the last 4 years and there is a nice mix of 7 different tunings including the 2 bonus tracks. This is music a guitar player might study closely while a non-musician may listen to it as simple background music. One thing’s for sure, this project is what it is. Not a lot of room here for covering up ‘imperfections’ (one of the most over looked spices in pop culture). Please listen and enjoy!
01) BORN ON THE DELTA
12) ROCK-NROLL SOLO
B2) TAMABLE HEMLOCK
10) VIEW FROM THE PORCH
B1) ACOUSTICSONATA IN "D"
11) AS HE SLEEPS
PROJECT TUNINGS USED:
(1) Born On The Delta [D-A-D-F#-C-D]
(2) For Paul [D-G-D-G-B-D]
(3) Jangle [standard]
(4) Silvertone [D-G-D-G-B-D]
(5) Zebra Rag +6 [standard]
(6) Wrong Note, Right? [D-A-D-F-C-D]
(7) Folk Grass [standard]
(8) Angel Wings [D-G-D-G-B-D]
(9) Variation On A Theme [D-A-D-G-B-D]
(10) View From A Porch [standard]
(11) As He Sleeps [D-A-D-G-B-D]
(12) Rock & Roll Solo [standard]
The Title Track of this CD was written well before it ever had a name. When I decided to record a totally instrumental CD, I did so at my home and my son (7 at the time) was literally sleeping in the next room as I was recording parts of this project. All songs on this project were recorded with Larrivee Guitars. I must admit that I enjoyed getting away from words for a while! These songs are all original compositions and some werewritten as early as the mid 1980’s, while others were written in the new Millennium. If you are an acoustic guitar player you may enjoy the many different tunings used on this CD. I started to write down just a couple of the tunings, but instead I decided to list the tunings of each song (F.Y.I.) after the titles down below. This is the 2nd issue of this project and I have included 2 “new” bonus tracks because they fit the vain of this recording. Note that these songs are not listed on the CD song roster. Names came after conception for both of these tunes, written in Spring of 2003 ( “Acoustic Sonata in D” - tuned D-A-D-F-C-E ) and Winter 2004 ( “Tamable Hemlock” - tuned D-A-D-F#-C-E ). I hope that you might enjoy. As always, thanks to family, friends and many aquantences.
Musically - Frazier Riddell
style - acoustic solo / one live guitar available on CD only
price with shipping and handling $15 long hair gone (for now)
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