Another fine example of this Guitarists' vast knowledge of this fine instrument of wood and steel. Benjamin E. Rios has released his 5th album and is very proud of this accomplishment. He has certainly covered the musical path of his influences on this record. Influeneces such as, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Ray Vaughn,Billy Gibbons from ZZ top, just to name a few. Below he has listed in his own words the titles and descriptions of these soon to be musical masterpieces. He hopes these songs inspire and truly lift you to the 'Emotional Heights' where this album derived from. Benjamin E. Rios uses Marshall Amplification, Ibanez Guitars, Gibson Guitars, Boss effects, A Digitech Whammy pedal, an Ernie Ball Volume pedal, A Dunlop crybaby, GHS Boomer Strings, Dunlop picks, George L Cables,A Furman power supply, and Fast Fret on all studio and live performances. The songs in his own words: 1- I call to you 'Lost in the world of uncertainty and despair, sometimes it just takes calling out to the right one, hoping to be found and before you know it she is right in front of you' 2- Nia 'The absolute love of my life. I never thought a woman like this existed, this song is all her and how I feel about her!' 3- Heaven around us 'Two people soaring through the clouds in a dreamlike state, with no worries, no daily hassles, just flying through the heavens enjoying each other in all the peace and serenity' 4- Guitars for a Princess 'There is and has been only ONE princess in my life, EVER and her name is Brittany!' (Never forget that sweety, from Daddy!) 5- I'll be the one 'I'm the man in your life that will take care of you the way you should have been all these years, this is a special song that goes out to my woman' 6- Texas driven' 'Cruise the Texas streets and highways just once in your life, you will have a deeper appreciation for this song! Just knowing that guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Billy Gibbons and Buddy Holly drove these same roads!' 7- Music store jam 'Just once, I would like to walk in to a music store and have everyone jump in on a cool little jam and play the same song together, from all walks of life all styles of music, playing the same song. What a great world that would be even if it is for just 4:00 minutes!' 8- Shattered toys 'The heartbreak of seeing kids innocently having to see divorce, dissappointment and all the bickering. The feeling they must feel is like someone smashing their new toys to the ground...Do you remember when your toys broke when you were a child?' 9- Restless sleep 'Wanting, needing, but not being able to have her (Nia) right there with me at this moment, surely put me in a restless sleep. That meant writing and recording this song at 3:30 in the morning' 10- Domingo 'This song is dedicated to my uncle who gave me my first guitar of which I still have. He was a great Mexican Style Musician. My dad re-finished the guitar for me then taught me my first chords and I took it from there. Domingo and I were born on the same day and I miss those birthday calls from him every year. He died on New Years Eve several years ago and this is how I felt, alone in a room, when everyone else was celebrating in another room, I was alone to feel the pain of never being able to watch him play or talk to him on my birthday....you can hear some Mexican feel on the rythym guitar' 11- Glass roses 'I could not think of a title for this song. After listening to the playback, it reminded me of a glass rose I gave to my beautiful Nia that broke by accident. The sound of the lead guitar reminded me of Slash from Guns and Roses, so I named it as such.' 12- Mr. Paul ' I had just received my 92 Les Paul Standard back from the shop after being destroyed by animals and this was the first song I wrote with it. Mr. Paul was just letting us know he is doing just fine and is sounding better then ever' 13- Birth of Child II 'A Re-recording of this song from my first album. It was written for my first born of whom I miss very much' 14- Blue dog 'You gonna use me up?,...just a funny thought of a good friend I worked with years ago, he used to sing a song called 'Use me up' from the 70's and I was playing the riff one night and came up with this song from it' I hope that you all enjoy this 'Emotional Heights' album. There was a great deal of emotion poured in to it. Please leave a positive review and please check out my other albums entitled: 'Wave of Life', 'Benjamin E. Rios', 'The A-men', and 'Smokehouse.' I'm busy writing new music for my 6th album at this time. Thank you so much! Peace to all! Benjamin E. Rios.