Category Reviews & New Releases

Reviews for classical guitar albums, gear, instruments and more.

Three Compositions by Bret Williams

Bret Williams plays his own work Film Grain from his new album Three Compositions. You can listen to the album via Spotify or Apple. Great performances and beautiful compositions fill his new album with an abundance of musicality and charm.…

Z-Skinny Classical Guitar Support

Z-Skinny Classical Guitar SupportFoldable Guitar Support SystemZ-Skinny Website Learn More or Purchase: Z-Skinny or Amazon. Or see their updates about Amazon here. Summary: The Z-Skinny is a beautifully designed and stylishly guitar support with a variety of models to suit…

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David Starobin

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David Starobin

Matiegka: Six Sonatas by David StarobinArtist WebsiteBridge Records, 2022 Buy or Listen: Bridge Records, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, et al. Great to see this new release by the legendary David Starobin. My recent release of Sonata No.4 in E Minor, Op.31…

Boyd Meets Girl Play Debussy and New Album

Boyd Meets Girl (guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf) perform their own arrangement of Arabesque No.1 by French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). This recording is featured on their new album Songs of Love & Despair. Beautiful performance and arrangement by Boyd and Metcalf. The…

KNA UP-2 Piezo Pickup for Classical Guitar

KNA Up-2 Piezo Pickup for Classical Guitar

KNA UP-2 Piezo Pickup with Volume Control For Classical Guitar or Any Acoustic InstrumentLearn More at KNA Buy from Amazon Contact or stick-on piezo pickups have been around for a long time but I’m very happy to see the inclusion…

CloudVocal GT-10

CloudVocal ISOLO GT-10 Wireless Microphone System for Guitar

CloudVocal – ISOLO GT-10 Wireless Microphone System for GuitarSee more info or buy at CloudVocal’s Website The CloudVocal ISOLO GT-10 wireless microphone system for guitar is a beautifully designed solution to a variety of issues when it comes to amplifying…

The Guitar Sonatas of Reginald Smith Brindle by Joel Sharbaugh

The Guitar Sonatas of Reginald Smith BrindleJoel Sharbaugh, Guitarjoelsharbaugh.com2021 Find the album on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and more. I’m very pleased to feature guitarist Joel Sharbaugh for his impressive collection of the five sonatas of British composer Reginald Smith Brindle…

Drifting by Aaron Larget-Caplan

Drifting by Aaron Larget-Caplan Vol.3 of the New Lullaby ProjectAaron Larget-Caplan, 2021.New Lullaby ProjectStone RecordsAmerican Composers Alliance Another fantastic volume from the New Lullaby Project by Aaron Larget-Caplan. The New Lullaby Project actively commissions new music lullabies by contemporary composers.…

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel

Aufs Lautenwerk by Daniel Lippel “Aufs Lautenwerk presents three beloved masterworks in their original keys on a classical guitar refretted in Baroque well temperament. They were written at and for the keyboard, where each key has its own unique Affekt. Aufs Lautenwerk is…

Murata Guitar Support

Review: Murata Guitar Rest (Support)

A review of the Murata GR-1 and GR-2, Guitar Rest (support). The GR-1 uses suction cups and the GR-2 uses the classic clamps system.  The Murata is simple which is great but not very adjustable so it’s a trade. Adjustable…

Intimate Impressions by Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan

Intimate Impressions 20th Century Works Written in Paris, for Two Guitars Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan Analekta, 2021 Buy, Learn, or Listen: Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and more. Intimate Impressions by Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan feature beautiful performances of 20th century…

Napoli 1810: Italian Romantic Music by Pascal Valois

Napoli 1810: Italian Romantic MusicBy Pascal Valois (romantic guitar) Analekta, 2021 Buy or Listen on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, and more. Great to hear this new album of solo works played by Canadian guitarist Pascal Valois on a Romantic guitar by Cabasse-Bernard (c.1820). Composers include Niccolò…