Sherburne County Instrumentals, by Marcus Eads

Made my coffee a little bit weak this morning by accident , so I am sitting back nice and easy, breezing to the sounds of Marcus Eads newest project, Sherburne County Instrumentals…

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Released November 21st, 2014, this is the most recent collection of creations from improvisational guitarist Marcus Eads. Sherburne County Instrumentals is a brief collection of songs and musings which, much in the nature of Marcus’s entire catalogue,  invoke a distinctly archaic americana. The native Minnesotan takes us on a geographically significant journey through the 8 tracks of this release, and the result is breathtaking. The whole album is a solo performance, recorded via a single track with no additions via mixing or multitracking, however the sheer fullness of Marcus’s stylings paired with a cavernous mix do wonders to trick the listener into hearing two, and sometimes three, simultaneous musicians! A rhythmic pulse leads all of the melodies forward through nostalgia drenched progressions.

As with all of Marcus’s releases, I am once again impressed at how just by listening I can be transported to a different place and time entirely. The album is available for download by donation via the bandcamp page!

Recorded live at Studio B in Elk River, MN
October-November, 2014

All single-track recordings. No overdubs.

Instruments played:

• a Cort Earth 70 steel string acoustic guitar (tracks 3,5 and 6)
• a Yamaha C55 classical acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 2 and 7)
• a Diamond Head DU 150 soprano ukulele (track 4)

Review from Modern Folk Music of America:

www.themodernfolk.net/2014/11/marcus-eads-sherburne-county.html

Thanks for listening!

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