Alex de Grassi has released a beautiful new track called “The Bridge” from new album – Reignland
Grammy Nominated Guitarist Alex de Grassi has released a beautiful new track called “The Bridge”, ahead of his newest album with the same name due out on April 17th. The new release features six new original compositions plus arrangements of Gershwin (“It Ain’t Necessarily So”), Hendrix (“Angel”), and a pair of classic folksongs (“Shenandoah,“ “Sí Bheag Sí Mhór”) that bridge the many musical influences and experiences that have shaped his 42 years as a recording artist. I loved the video for this beautiful song, the views in the video are fantastic, especially the scenes by the water. The guitar strokes in the track are amazing. The view from the bridge was most spectacular! This song is awesome.
According to his press release, The Bridge is Alex’s first solo guitar recording in 17 years since his Now and Then: Folk Songs for the 21st Century and was recorded by multi- GRAMMY® award winner and TEC Hall of Fame engineer Leslie Ann Jones at the legendary Skywalker Sound studio in Northern California.
“I had played on a live audiophile broadcast at Skywalker the year before” Alex explains, “and after taking my guitar out of the case and playing a couple of notes in that space, I knew I wanted to make my next solo recording there. It’s a truly amazing sounding room, and with Leslie Ann on the other side of the glass, I knew we would capture the sound of the best concert halls I’ve ever performed in. I wasn’t disappointed!” Recorded without pickups, nor headphones to monitor and with simply great mics and four guitars including his signature model Lowden, Alex reflects, “it felt just like performing in one of my favorite concert venues.” The album also features sound engineer, Steven Miller, renowned for his work with many acoustic guitarists (including Michael Hedges landmark recording Aerial Boundaries) and various Windham Hill artists mixed the post-production. Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering in L.A. mastered the album. Be sure to listen and leave your thoughts. Add this to your playlist today.