Good day for solo guitar it seems as another site favorite, Matthew Rolin, is back with a new album today. After some year-ender albums from his combos — Powers/Rolin Duo and Powers/Rolin/Gerycz — he’s back in the solo seat with an album recorded by Jeff Zeigler. The home-recored warmth of his previous recordings is amplified in the studio, given a crispness that doesn’t lose any of its intimacy. The lead single, “Shingles,” takes inspiration from Suni McGrath’s often overlooked Cornflower Suite, a longtime favorite around these parts. The song cascades with 12-string runs, falling on the listener like summer rain. Rolin has an adept way of making his skill feel effortless, though its clearly far from it. The mist of notes that swirl around the listener entrances, letting the colors refract off of his strings. The new album, Passing, is out October 14th from American Dreams.
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