After a wait that could be best termed 'a while,' Boyd Bristow has made his first solo recording on Maxine/Audiophile. It is a celebratory collection of folk, R&B, country, gospel, and rock and roll. Featured are some of Boyd's best songs, along with excellent works from fellow South Dakotans Tom Peterson, Bruce Preheim and Dennis Westphal. Cloudless Sky was produced by master musician and recordist Chris Gage at MoonHouse Studio in Austin, Texas. Chris and Boyd go back 'a long while.' With the help of a cast of great players, and especially aided by the beautiful backing vocals of Christine Albert, they have created a deeply satisfying recording. Along with his own songs, Boyd has specialized in interpreting songs from the many great song writers from South Dakota, music that has all too often gone un-recorded. He is mostly known for his singing and excellent electric guitar playing, and more recently he has also been working assidiously on a strange insturment called the 'acoustic guitar.' Boyd currently plays with several groups in South Dakota, including The South Dakota Acoustic Group, East of Westreville, The Kenny Putnam Group, and with his own band. Groups he has played with in the past include Blueberry Buckle, R&B Supply, and the Red Willow Band. He was the leader of a South Dakota group in Nashville TN, the Travelin'Band, who served notably as Dickie Lee's band in the early 1980's. Travelin' band also backed up the well respected Nashville artist, John Wesley Ryles. Boyd is also an accomplished recordist and has produced over 20 CDs out of his own studio, Maxine Recordings.
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