Add Date: September 28
Artist: Ed Masuga
Album: Let Me Tune My Heartstrings
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.