MP3 Greg Gilbertson - Limited Vocabulary
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11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Fingerstyle, NEW AGE: Contemporary Instrumental
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Greg's style of guitar playing is one of the most difficult to play, yet he does it with such technical
prowess and spiritual emotion. This album has warmth and is entertaining to listen to. It makes me
want to fire up the coffee pot and sit and enjoy Greg's fine artistry. I'm not only impressed with him as
a musician, but as a brother in Christ.
Often compared to guitar greats Willy Porter and Michael Hedges, Greg will amaze you with his finger stylings. Imagine someone speaking in a different language and you completely understand what heâs saying. Thatâs how Greg approaches the voicings of the guitar. If you yourself are a guitar player , come down and get a different viewpoint.
Playing for over 16 years, Greg has entertained audiences...exposing many to his brand of acoustic finger-style guitar. The influences of great musicians such as Billy McLaughlin, Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, and Don Ross, is evident but not overpowering. Greg's stubborn creativity, that compels him to continually venture into new techniques, rythms, and textures, leaves his audiences speachless.
GREG GILBERTSON is probably one of the most talented and entertaining guitarist I've seen in my life. He is something to behold, with his unique finger-style playing of the guitar. Like having a 3 man band wrapped up into just 2 hands, gifted is an understatement for this guy. You just have to watch a video of this guy to get the full dynamic and appreciation of his abilities. Full of emotion and passion, he conveys his thoughts without words, and creates a story with just his instrument. Can't say enough good things about this guy. You just have to check it out for yourself.
One rockin' guitar player.
Gerg Gilbertson who is living in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin just
released his CD âLimited Vocabularyâ. Greg plays guitar for over
16 years and got his inspiration from finger-style players like Don
Ross, Billy McLaughlin and the late Michael Hedges, to name a few.
Greg's guitar style skills consists of as well slapping as tapping
techniques with rich percussion and walking bass lines. His music
is not overpowering but rather intimate and challenging. âLimited
Vocabularyâ consists of 11 tracks, which surely impress a listener,
as on âThe Woodshedderâ which has a lot in common with Billy Mc-
Laughlin's song âFingerdanceâ. âBeyond What's Leftâ has a soothing
and moody setup with a deep constant bass line. âFidelityâ has a
some more uplifting elements, although it's a moody song. âRite
of Passageâ is full of percussive elements with a touching melody
line. âEulogy for a Drunk Manâ is a wonderful ballad with a fine
structure and balance. âDirt Roadâ is a very fast penning with
brilliant chord changes with superb killer chops. The last track of
this album, âAt Hours Endâ is a passionate ballad with a poetic
structure, just as he is painting the tones on a canvas. Greg
Gilbertson is without any doubt a superb acoustic guitarist who
draws from his inner force, his heart and gives a listener space
for introspection. A wonderful gift.
-Henk te Veldhuis,
Bridge Guitar Reviews (http://www.xs4all.nl/guitars/december2007.html)
Greg Gilbertson plays six and 12-string guitars in altered tunings and composed all of the music on this disc. Critics have compared him to Don Ross, Leo Kottke, Billy McLaughlin and Michael Hedges. For me, Gilbertson's strongest suit is his striking and original emphasis on melody, incorporated into the percussive approach typified by his influences. The opener, "First Light," illustrates this approach, with Gilbertson using a chorus effect to fatten his tone. Gilbertson writes in the liner notes that "Esox Fables" reminds him of fishing for muskie, which would have to be the most frantic fishing trip ever! "Fidelity" features a more natural tone, yet, even without noticeable processing, Gilbertson's melody happily remains in the forefront. A bluegrass feel characterizes "Dirt Roads," which brings to mind a 5-string banjo and fiddle trading licks. The CD closes with "At Hour's End," evoking a lullaby at the end of a summer day. Gilbertson is a good composer and I'm anxious to hear him experiment with different tones, contrasting tempos, and bring other instruments into his arrangements, although his existing strengths should serve him well regardless of the path he takes. -© Patrick Ragains (Minor7th.com)
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