Read Between the Lines
- Artist: Charlie Read
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/14/2004
20th Century Guitar Magazine (April 2005) calls Charlie Read \'A master of the rock, jazz, and blues instrumental guitar sound\' and says his new instrumental CD \'read between the lines\' contains \' . . . impressive musicianship and a hook you could hang your hat on!\' Instrumental guitar has been around from the days of the Ventures to the modern sounds of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Charlie has added an impressive addition to this genre and presents 11 multi-flavored musical selections that rock, wail, or gently soothe. Charlie is a veteran of the explosive Ohio rock scene of the early 70s, and currently teaches 60 students a week. He plays all styles of guitar, is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), recorded a CD of all-original contemporary Christian music in 1993, and has written over 200 songs . . . So why an instrumental electric guitar CD? Charlie says that in \'read between the lines\' he has intentionally explored a variety of sounds and styles that allow listeners to \'go mentally and emotionally into a world of their own moods and imagination.\' With a list of musical influences a mile long, Charlie shows himself a master of his craft - with a dynamic mixture of flash and substance, emotion and technical savvy. Compare the bluesy, classic rock-influenced \'Then and Now\' to the jazz rock structure of \'Splash Rag.\' Move into the melancholy feel of \'Circle\'s End\' and the nostalgic mood of \'You\'re the One.\' Let \'Wayfaring Stranger\' rock your boat, and then hum along with the soaring melodies of \'With God All Things Are Possible.\' Mood Swings Webzine from Ireland gave a glowing review, \'With an instrumental album there is always a danger that the music is going to become a bit monochrome, but Charlie avoids this by utilizing a variety of styles and keeping the tracks lengths sensible!\' Put on this CD and get carried away on a spiritual and emotional journey of musical magic, which has just placed #1 on the Kweevak Music Magazine Readers\' Survey for 2005! \'Edgy licks, smoldering rhythms and spirited keys. Charlie\'s instrumental debut is animated, melodic and technically strong\' (Laura Lynch, Kweevak Music Portal).
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