Tuesday, February 2, 2016
USA: Fusion Guitarist Bill Hart Is Back In Force
Atlanta, GA (January 28th, 2016) - Blue Canoe Records has released
“Touch Of Blue”, the fifth album from epic guitar man Bill Hart.
This bold, current effort fuses rock and bits of blues and jam-band to
form a unique blend of Satriani-like soul.
Bill Hart was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and began playing
guitar at the young age of nine years old. Influenced by the diverse
guitar style of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, and Jimmy Page, he came
up playing non-traditional places like theaters where he performed
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Little Shop of Horrors”.
Mr Hart has studied under master guitarists such as Mike Stern, Wayne
Krantz and Scott Henderson and has been the head of the guitar
department at the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media for over 25
years. He has opened for jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller,
Lou Rawls, Yellow Jackets, Acoustic Alchemy, Joey Defrancesco, Norman
Brown, Rippingtons and Mike Stern among others. Touring all over Latin
America, Mr. Hart was awarded a letter from the U.S. Embassy in
Venezuela for his contribution to the students in South America.
“Touch Of Blue” opens with a haunting guitar melody that is
answered by Pat Strawser’s chiming piano calls. Soon, Mr. Hart and
Enrico Galetta’s singing bass are engaged in a back and forth
conversation and “Deep Skies” is off to the races. Set on the
frame of Jaungui Aguayo’s driving rock back-beat, “Deep Skies”
is a five minute onslaught of non-stop energy.
“That’s Purdy” is a sassy number melting the established rock
beat with pure funk overtones. Jazzy piano interjections, a funky
rhythmic feel and Mr. Hart’s patented rock guitar are the perfect
follow up to “Deep Skies”. The middle of the song opens up and the
keyboard takes a solo that matches Hart’s intensity and the melody
soars as piano and guitar trade reflective musings.
“Touch of Blue” is an intelligent, no nonsense adventure that cuts
to the quick and gives a modern perspective on rock fusion. Bill Hart
releases the hounds and the listener is guaranteed a wild ride through
a kaleidoscope of sound, texture and pulse. Take a ride with Bill
Hart’s “Touch Of Blue” today...this one is not to be missed.
Blue Canoe Records