Monday, February 2, 2009


Acoustic guitar player Jeff Aug will be touring with Allan Holdsworth later this month. I can imagine that opening for a guitar giant like Holdsworth isn't the easiest thing to do.
On the other hand, there's probably no audience that is more into guitar playing than the people that visit Allan Holdsworth's concerts.

"Living Room Sessions" is a fine record. It's an all acoustic guitar album and it offers 15 short, impressive compositions.
My favourite tracks are the ones where Jeff gets the train rolling: up-tempo, pulsating bluesy and jazzy tunes like 'Boots On Fire', 'Hoedown on the Chicken Farm', 'Lousiana Voodoo Boogie', 'Passing Time' and the very powerful 'Chemical Funk'.
There are a couple of very nice lyrical, ballad-like pieces on the album as well. In all, it's an impressive record, even if it's food for guitar freaks (or geeks).
"Living Room Session" isn't about showing off ones technical capabilities. It's an impressive record that combines high energy songs with beautiful melodic tunes.
I like it.

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