This recording celebrates the marriage of two things for which I posses a deep love: beauty and absurdity.
When, as a 10-year-old, I discovered that it was possible to play beautiful music on an instrument which most people thought of as loud and obnoxious, I was immediately captivated by the idea. Over the years that followed, I spent a great deal of time exploring different ways of tuning and playing the banjo, in order to create a larger and more satisfying sound.
This album, which I released in late 2009, contains some of my favorite solo banjo compositions. The overall character of the music is mellow and contemplative - similar to what you might expect from solo piano or solo guitar. It would also behoove me to mention that this CD was one of the 3 final nominees at the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, in the categories of both Best Graphic Design and Best Liner Notes.
I no longer have physical copies of this album, but you can purchase or stream the music digitally through most online vendors and services. You can also puchase a complete digital copy, including album artwork and liner notes, from my Ko-fi shop.
The Glass Coffin
The Golden Key
High Above the Hills
The Grimm Tailor
Titania's Music Box
The Dream is not Ended
The Iron Kettle
The Snail and the Rosebush
(Archived music post from 2009-11-30)
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