Up the Neck
Some of these tunes were written during my time in Nashville and some were written since I moved to Colorado in June 2009. Although I have not had much to say lyrically in the past couple years I have had plenty of musical ideas and wanted to showcase my guitar playing on this album. I also included a few of my championship contest arrangements for all you flatpicking enthusiasts (tracks 4,6 and 8). I played my 1953 Martin D-28 with a Blue Chip TAD 60 flatpick and D'Addario EJ-17 strings exclusively. I have several great Dreadnought guitars and would have liked to showcase all of those but I had limited time and the Martin was just working so well. I need to give a special shout-out to these fine luthiers who's artistry I get to enjoy: Christopher Zambelli Guitars, Gallagher Guitars, Collings Guitars and Conley Guitars. Enjoy! Tyler Grant: Guitar, Mandolin (tracks 2 & 6) Andy Thorn: Banjo Eric Thorin: Bass Jordan Ramsey: Mandolin Bill Nershi: Guitar (track 9) Chris Pandolfi: Banjo (track 10) Produced by Tyler Grant Recorded March 2010 at Sleeping Giant Studio, Colorado Engineered by Bill Nershi Mixed by James Tuttle at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering Dedicated to Michael Grant and the memory of 'Ol' Burn'-Wilburn R. Wissel (1934-2009)
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