With liner notes and original artwork by 'Esk' Evan Wilson. This run of CDs was printed by Gaiaka Media Works in Mumbai, India in 2017.
This album is dedicated to tabla maestro Pt. Subhash Nirwan, whose magical appearance in my life opened the doors to Indian music by providing me with my teacher, Dr. Ranjan Kumar, and some of my closest musical companions.
Here, the Indian slide guitar is presented in many different settings; from traditional, to fusion and beyond. In no other recording will you hear the slide guitar playing a duet with the handpan, used as the carrier with a vocoder or in a fusion of Carnatic South Indian music and middle eastern drumming. It is a labor of love, recorded in India and in the US with world class musicians from around the globe.
Please accept my musical offering, play it far and wide, may it bring you peace, joy, strength and inspiration in all that you do. credits released February 15, 2017
Tracks 1, 3, and 6 were recorded and mixed by Matt Hall at Guilford Sound in Guilford, Vermont USA.
Track 2 was recorded at the Red Velvet Recording Room by Varun Gupta in Gurgaon, India. It was mixed by Matt Hall at Guilford Sound.
Track 4 was recorded live at Gratitude Heritage Home by Kees van Boxtel in Pondicherry, India. Kees mixed the track at Bless U Studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Track 5 was recorded and mixed at Root Cellar Sound by Joel 'Veena' Eisenkramer in Brattleboro, Vermont USA.
The album was mastered by Tom Hutten at Bionic Mastering in Chester, Vermont USA
The album art is by ESK Evan Wilson, Instagram: @evaneskwilson
Special thanks to all who helped to make this album possible, including... Marcia Hylan, Peter Eisenkramer, Dan DeWalt, Vidhi Salla, Suraj Nirwan, Puraskar Nirwan, Matt Hall, Jed Blume, Kees van Boxtel, Gordon Korstange, Jeanne Korstange, Dylan & Megan Richardson, Matt DiLuzio, David Snyder, Todd Roach, Virginia Soukoup, Ranjan Kumar, Tom Hutten, Paul Eisenkramer, and Bhaba Sindhu Biswas and his team for making the instrument I play on this recording.