Monday, October 4, 2010

Ed Masuga

Add Date: September 28 

Artist: Ed Masuga 

Album: Let Me Tune My Heartstrings 

Label: Self-Released 

Genre: Folk, Rock, Jazz 

Comments: In short, this album rules. Ed Masuga is best known for hist amazing guitar abilities, but this album shows off a lot more than just his musicianship. Masuga's songwriting is near flawless. Melodies, harmonies, solos, the overall structure of the songs all culminate into a record full of accessible and attractive simple folk songs. Masuga incorporates jazz chords and notes off and on throughout this album, some songs more jazz-influenced (see "Daydreaming," track 5) than others.

Masuga hails from Berkeley, California and is the youngest of 10 children. His lyrics are open and honest and poetic, and will make a good day even better if you pay attention close enough. Start with 1, 4, and 7.

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