The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Events and New Releases

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-02-2016, 02:44 PM
jt1 jt1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,054
Default A brilliant new album from our own Michael Watts

Hello, all.

Our own Michael Watts just released a brilliant collection of solo acoustic guitar (plus one, gorgeous, fingerpicked ukulele cut) tunes.



Downloadable, in MP3 and WAV formats here.

Disclosure: I've had the privilege of a preview of the songs and the honor of writing the liner notes to the forthcoming vinyl version.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-02-2016, 03:03 PM
murrmac123's Avatar
murrmac123 murrmac123 is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edinburgh, bonny Scotland
Posts: 4,315
Default

You really need to sign up as an AGF sponsor, John ...
__________________
🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 🎸🎸


🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 🎸🎸
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2016, 03:05 PM
jt1 jt1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,054
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by murrmac123 View Post
You really need to sign up as an AGF sponsor, John ...
Hmm. Not sure I understand the implications of this. I've no economic interest in Michael's project. Still, I urge folks to buy it!

I get a lot of requests to write liner notes. I accept only for artists I admire and respect. I never accept payment, though I never turn down a free CD! I've written a lot of liner notes for the folks at Berklee, who, in addition to being brilliant musicians, are also dedicated educators.

Anyway, ignore my recommendation if you wish. But, please give a listen to Michael's work. I suspect and predict that you'll be as impressed as I.

Last edited by jt1; 12-02-2016 at 03:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-2016, 03:40 PM
jaymarsch jaymarsch is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North of the Golden Gate, South of the Redwoods, East of the Pacific and West of the Sierras
Posts: 3,341
Default

I have had the pleasure of hearing Michael play live a number of times over the years, so I am happy to hear of this and will be checking it out. Thanks for the heads up and the info on getting the downloads.

Best,
Jayne
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-2016, 03:42 PM
Haasome's Avatar
Haasome Haasome is offline
Charter Picker
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,668
Default

The sound clips sound great. Download to come. Very nice Michael.
__________________
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-2016, 04:00 PM
djg djg is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jt1 View Post
Hmm. Not sure I understand the implications of this. I've no economic interest in Michael's project. Still, I urge folks to buy it!

I get a lot of requests to write liner notes. I accept only for artists I admire and respect. I never accept payment, though I never turn down a free CD! I've written a lot of liner notes for the folks at Berklee, who, in addition to being brilliant musicians, are also dedicated educators.

Anyway, ignore my recommendation if you wish. But, please give a listen to Michael's work. I suspect and predict that you'll be as impressed as I.
Mods might correct me if I'm wrong, but the last time I checked it was ok for people to recommend albums -- you know, actual guitar music and not just guitars.

Maybe he's joking or . . . dunno, but carry on. It's all good as far as I'm concerned.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-02-2016, 04:13 PM
murrmac123's Avatar
murrmac123 murrmac123 is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edinburgh, bonny Scotland
Posts: 4,315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jt1 View Post
Hmm. Not sure I understand the implications of this. I've no economic interest in Michael's project. Still, I urge folks to buy it!
.
John, I am a huge admirer of your achievements, ( and a purchaser of your Kalamazoo Gals ) ... you are most definitely one of the good guys.

However, when you post on the AGF and use your signature to provide clickable links to sites which generate revenue, then etiquette demands that you should be a sponsor. Nothing to do with your recommendation of Michael's CD.

In the past I have contacted JR a couple of times about people who were (albeit unwittingly) abusing the free publicity afforded by the AGF forum, and I have also contacted a couple of people direct by PM . In all cases the posters concerned did in fact become sponsors.

IMO the annual sponsor subscription rate is a mere pittance compared to the benefits received, and anybody who posts as a business is bound in all conscience to become a sponsor.
__________________
🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 🎸🎸


🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 🎸🎸
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-02-2016, 05:27 PM
Glennwillow Glennwillow is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Coastal Washington State
Posts: 27,360
Default

I just listened to the samples. Sounds wonderful! Good for Michael! I have always loved hearing him play; now I will get to do it in bigger doses!

- Glenn
__________________
My You Tube Channel
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-02-2016, 08:00 PM
Glennwillow Glennwillow is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Coastal Washington State
Posts: 27,360
Default

And I have just downloaded Michael's album! I listened through 3 times. It sounds inspiring and hauntingly beautiful in so many places. I'm pretty sure I am hearing a Jason Kostal Modified Dreadnought in the recordings, and it sounds magnificent!

- Glenn
__________________
My You Tube Channel
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Events and New Releases

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=