Buzz Turner is an excellent guitarist. His music reminds listeners of the early Eric Tingstad fingerstyle solo style in acoustic steel string guitar with altered and open tunings. Buzz has excellent guitar playing chops and great compositional skills. Yes, his music is great on the ears and heart. Fans of Americana/Folk instrumentals should check out Buzz's music.? Rating: ***** (5 out of 5 stars) International Acoustic Music Awards First Prize for 'Here There And Back Again' in the 4th Annual IAMA.?? Buzz Turner has been exploring the possibilities of solo steel-string playing since the '60's. Hearing John Fahey was an epiphany and it led him to check out the blues players who had influenced the fingerstyle monster, including Tampa Red, Son House and Robert Johnson. Turner has blended those techniques into a gorgeous stew of ringing open strings, deft right-hand work and intriguing voicings, some of which are created through his use of a partial capo. His latest release, Finally Home (Aerial Music), features nothing but solo guitar because, as Turner jokes,?'I don't play well with others'. Matt Blackett, Frets Magazine Turner's adept hands work through ten tracks of acoustic magic on Finally Home, and the sound of his guitar is both spellbinding and fully enveloping. There are no lyrics, nor are there any additional instruments. It's hard to imagine where other instruments would fit. Turner utilizes all ten fingers at all times in his rich compositions. Assigning titles to instrumental tracks is a tricky task, but "No Mercy From the Bells" and "The Widow and the Storm" both fully communicate wordless stories that resonate with Turner's finely-tuned instrument. His performance is flawless; each string pluck is perfect, each note fretted just-so, and even the fret-squeaks sound right. When Turner rakes his thumb down the strings, the listener can almost feel the steel against the side of their own thumb. This record is a triumph for Turner as well as the general idea of acoustic guitar music. Finally Home is a great title for a body of work that displays a performer in the right place, doing the right thing. (Aerial Music) C.D. Di Guardia, Performer Magazine.
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