MP3 Robert Eldridge - Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music-solo guitar (vol. 1 & 2)
An eclectic collection of solo guitar works painting sonic landscapes and nimble picking pieces.
16 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, EASY LISTENING: Background Music
By John La Briola WESTWORD
In the hands of introspective virtuoso Robert Eldridge, a guitar can summon the depths of the ocean, conjure deep-space nebulas or transport listeners to a swampy backwoods juke joint soaked in moonshine. Hailing from Charleston, West Virgina, the lead electric-ax-man for Zeut has spent much of his 25-year career exploring acoustic variations as a solo artist. On his newest self-released disc Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music (recorded live at an Einstein Bros. Bagels outlet last March and produced by Desert Airport''s Eric Shiveley), Eldridge trips neurotransmitters with a beguiling and varied range of styles: ragtime, bop, classical, chicken blues, calypso and even something that he''s dubbed "schizophrenic flamenco." Recalling Chet Atkins or Leo Kottke one minute, Michael Hedges or Phillip Glass the next, Eldridge offers a tasteful balance between the homegrown and the otherworldly.
Robert is originally from Charleston, WV...graduated from WVU in Morgantown, WV....playing guitar for over 20 years in various bands. Robert has unique style of playing preserving the "art of the right hand" or shall we say an across the board/eclectic style with emphasis on finger-picking. Listening to just one of his cut is not indicative of the numerous styles of guitar he can perform in a nimble fashion. He has been featured on the Coffee and Guitar sampler in the U.S. Recently did original music for an independent film by Ryan Schaefer entitled APPLE HOUSE coming later in 2005. Currently lead guitarist for the Denver band Zeut. Past bands include: Big Time Raisin, Hippie House,and Acoustical Ambience to name a few. Has opened up for various national acts including: Acoustic Alchemy, Gato Barbieri, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Miles (former drummer of Jimi Hendrix''s Band of Gypsy), Kathy Mattea, and Disappear Fear.