Acoustic Poetry was formed in 1985, when Bill Carbley (steel strung acoustic guitar) met Chris Sotnick (classical concert guitar) in a guitar maker's store. They met at noon and played until 5:00 p.m., and have been playing together since then. Apart from a four year break when Chris returned to England, Acoustic Poetry has been composing and playing it's own destinctive style of music. 'Travelling' was the first CD they compiled in 1998. The theme of traveling through and to different countries of the world has been a large part of their repertoire. The style of their music is difficult to classify, but ranges from ancient folk to jazz, via blues, bluegrass, flamenco, classics and more. We like to think of our music as heart music as it contains much feeling and depth. 'Voyage' was our second CD. It was completed in 2000 and was augmented with flute. Two of the numbers were standards, a departure for us, but we were proud to compose and play 'Tribute to New York', our memorial to those lost in that terrible tragedy. 'Journey' was an inspiration for us as we had added flute, sax and a wonderful poem, Spain, that was written by the great grandfather of our flute player, Flash, on a visit to that wonderful country. Flash also provided the voice over for Madrid. From Spain to the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland, to the blue grass sounds of Kentucky, we wend our way on this album.
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