'Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with the intricate guitar work...beautifully written lyrics.' - San Francisco Art Magazine Singer/songwriter Justin Roth has released his third solo CD entitled 'SHINE.' This CD marks his best work to date and showcases his exponential growth as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. 'SHINE' was produced by John Hermanson (Storyhill, Alva Star), mixed by Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, David Wilcox, Jonatha Brooke, Patty Larkin) and features some of the finest studio musicians around including: internationally renown bassist Enrique Toussaint (Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Paul Anka), drummer Eric Fawcett (N.E.R.D., Spymob), electric guitarist Dirk Freymuth (John Gorka, Alice Peacock) and percussionist Marc Anderson (Steve Tibbets, John Gorka). 'SHINE' delivers 10 acoustic-based songs with multi-layered folk/rock/pop instrumentation and includes two solo acoustic instrumentals, one of which is a previously unreleased composition by fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, Billy McLaughlin. Both instrumentals feature the awe-inspiring 'two hands on the fretboard' technique that Roth has become so well known for at his shows. His song 'She Dances' was also nominated for 2004 Best Song Award - Just Plain Folks. 'One of the best singer/songwriter/guitarists I've heard in ages...Justin Roth is a flat out talent. Roth rivals a young Willy Porter...His vocal delivery is smooth. His guitar playing is extraordinary.' - The Journal Times, Racine, WI.
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