MIDWEST RECORD – CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
MESA BLUEMOON – DULCIE TAYLOR & FRIENDS/Wind Over Stone It was inevitable that Taylor’s last record would get award winning recognition, and that recognition fuels her here. Rocking more, getting political and personal, this is as much a wake-up call as it is first class singer/songwriter stuff. The kind of radical departure from the past that doesn’t shake off long time fans, Taylor spreads her wings setting out a penumbra that has plenty of room for new fans who will be true believers. Simply a killer set from a voice that has more to offer than we originally thought. Hot stuff. – Chris Spector
“Fingerstyle” phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel teams up with Britain’s jazz icon Martin Taylor in this highly anticipated guitar duets CD on Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings.”The sound they put together is inviting, homely and truly incredible. The images each tune throws up is one of stimulating and carefully loved enticement, designed to relax the listener whilst at the same time giving a sense of hope and off beat gentleness.”
-Liverpool Sound and Vision
Since his debut recording, Bluerba, recorded in his native Italy in 1981, D’Agostino has performed in more than 26 countries; been featured at prestigious international music festivals in Montreal, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Ravello; and performed in world-renowned venues such as the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, and the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul. He frequently plays with prominent artists around the world, including Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, and Eric Johnson. His 17 recordings include releases on Favored Nations, Mesa/Bluemoon, Acoustic Music Records, and other labels. Hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine and “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, D’Agostino was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine readers in 2007.
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