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The California Guitar Trio - Yamanashi Bluesdotdotdot
artworkThis is a gorgeous acoustic guitar CD. The bonus is three tracks often associated with surf, and very well done. Precise performance, powerful delivery, and no bass or drums, just three guitars, hence the name of the group.
Picks: Walk, Don't Run, Pipeline, Sleep Walk

Track by Track Review


Walk, Don't Run dotdotdotdot
Acoustic Surf (Instrumental)

This guitars only variation is actually more chunky and rhythmic than the ventures hit version. It has a very layered sound, with surfy damped rhythms, and all done with acoustic guitars. Quite a nice change from the usual copies.

Pipeline dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A fine interpretation, losing little of the power and energy of theChantays' original, despite the lack of drums and bass. It's fiery, energetic, captivating, and mighty fun.

Sleep Walk dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Many covers, mostly bad, most not able to capture the textural power of the original lap steel, but these guys deliver a mighty powerful and tasty acoustic version through twin guitar leads and harmonics. Great track.