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Chasin' the Boogie


Chasin' the Boogie
Released: 2014

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Recorded at the Acoustic Music Studio in Osnabruck, Germany on October 13, 2013 and produced by Peter Finger

Photography and artwork by Manfred Pollert

Photos on page 8 and 12 by Tim Sparks
"Blue Guitar" artwork by Sam McMillan

Acknowledgements:

Special thanks to Peter Finger for engineering and producing this recording.

Thanks to all who inspired and helped me get this music together; Chyrll Sparks, Bill Sparks, Steve Sparks, Peter and Odile Finger, Teja Gerken, Daryl Davis and Bruce Muckala.

Thanks to Donovan Weimar and Cassandra Carmen Pardo for their encouragment and insights.

This recording was made with a 2004 Koa and Spruce OM style cutaway built by Charlie Hoffman and strung with John Pearse 510L Phosphor Bronze and Silk Wound Light Gauge strings. Special thanks to Ron Tracy for tweaking that guitar!


Track list

  1. Carolina Blue Guitar
  2. Chasin' the Boogie
  3. I'll Fly Away
  4. Blackbird
  5. Reckless Persuasion
  6. Mr. Bojangles
  7. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  8. The Mississippi Blues
  9. Blue La La
  10. Both Sides Now
  11. Wayfaring Stranger
  12. Blue Bayou

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Chasin' the Boogie is guitar music at its best. Even on songs that you thought you knew, you'll find yourself hitting the "repeat" button to make sure that what you just heard really happened. Tim manages to package his virtuoso playing and engaging arrangement so masterfully that the beauty and musicality is never overshadowed by technique that's employed merely to showcase chops. Whether you are already a fan of solo guitar music or not, give Chasin' the Boogie a spin and allow yourself to be taken away. - Teja Gerken, Co-founder and producer, Peghead Nation Guitar Journalist


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