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This tune utilizes the Turkish Maqam Hijaz in a meter that switches between 7 and 8 with a final section of 6. Joining me on this piece is the Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band and Geoff Metts from Western Aerial. The Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band joined me for American Thanksgiving in 2010 during my residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology to record this piece. Recording took place over 3 days in the Boyden Studio at the Sitka Center next to a woodstove for heat and resulted in this and a recording for my piece Sunrise Blues. Accompanied by a light dusting of snow and warm nights around the fire the tune began to take shape with Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin and Upright Bass. On New Years Day 2011, a crisp winter afternoon, Geoff Metts added to the textures with Electric Slide Guitar and operated the talk box while I played the main melody on Electric Guitar. It's not everyday that you get to play through a talk box with an Appalachian string band!

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This tune is titled Sunrise Blues and is a version of this song with a meter of 9 for the main section in the key of D minor. The intro features a didjeridoo recorded in Australia for another earlier version of this piece. The overall style (didj aside) of the piece draws from a few different styles, Piedmont Blues, Delta Blues and a little bit of Reggae. This recording was made with the Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band during my residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology just before American Thanksgiving. Recording took place in the Boyden Studio at the Sitka Center next to a woodstove for heat over 3 days, resulting in this and a recording of my composition using Hijaz.

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Obviously, Obviously. This is the first part of the piece titled Obviously, best spoken in a sarcastic tone. It is a piece about things not turning out the way you expected, for good or bad. It features an Udu commissioned from Mindy Chaffin which I decorated with the Sunrise Review logo and Cascade Head. It also features a solo with my fretless guitar.

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Recorded at sunrise November 3rd, 2013. Music to accompany the Hybrid Solar Eclipse that occurred. This water source is a spring feed to the Opequon River, a tributary to the Potomac River and part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The Sunrise Review - Aquaphilia - Eclipse1/You Are My Sunshine

Improv music from a 160+ mile bicycle journey along the C&O Canal, Potomac River.

The Sunrise Review - Aquaphilia - Potomac III Great Falls

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