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Working with acoustic
guitars proved to be such an interesting departure from the
usual approach to rock instrumentals that it inspired more recordings
over the next few months in the same "unplugged" style. By May
2007, Blair and Tippens had finished an eclectic set of recordings
that reflected their different musical backgrounds and influences.
The tracks range from the exotic and laid back "Adventures in
Paradise" to a rousing, near-bluegrass arrangement of The Ventures'
"Gandy Dancer" and acoustic guitar arrangements
of original compositions recorded by the pair's earlier surf
bands. The sound of the production varies from the use of only
two guitars and bass to multiple overdubs involving different
stringed instruments and light percussion. The tracks are currently
being considered for a CD release.
John Blair is a BMI songwriter (Wet Song Music,
administered by Bug
Music); Marty Tippens is an ASCAP songwriter