From Nashville And Back

Todd Hallawell - From Nashville & Back
Winfield Fingersyle Guitar Champion, Todd Hallawell in his second album of fingerstyle instrumentals.

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Other recordings by Todd Hallawell:

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1. Windy Bill

2. Gladrags

3. Steeplechase Lane

4. And Why Not?

5. Undersea

6. Slide Fest

7. 10/8

8. Heliotrope Bouquet

9. Rialto Ripples

10. All Thumbs

11. From Nashville & Back

12. Because We Can!

Liner Notes

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A Note from Mark Casstevens:

After hearing Todd’s first CD a few years ago, I became another of his many fans. When he visited Nashville that summer, we met and passed the guitar around in Paul Craft’s den for a while.  Seeing and hearing the Hallawell touch firsthand was an unforgettable treat.  Here is a guy who manages to combine the best of several of my favorite players into a style all his own.  And what tone!  Todd’s unerring musical sense keeps your interest because his playing is above all – musical.  His crisp attack and solid rhythmic groove are always there. . . the arrangements joyful and conversational.  It’s no wonder Todd is held in such high regard by the world’s top acoustic guitar soloists.  My personal thanks go to Todd for his interpretations of my tunes – his diligence in crafting those arrangements shines through.  I knew his approach to “Gladrags” and “All Thumbs” would be right on target – these versions exceed all expectations.  This is a wonderful album and I am honored to be included among the composers represented.”

-Mark Casstevens

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“With a Winfield National Championship under his belt and accolades from the likes of Doyle Dykes and Tommy Emmanuel, you might expect Todd Hallawell to dazzle you with virtuosity.  And make no mistake, the guy can play.  But when you listen to From Nashville and Back (Soundset Recordings), his second album of fingerstyle instrumentals, your reaction is more along the lines of, “What tone … what sound … what touch.”  Hallawell, despite having monster-chops cred, is a tone freak.”  -Jon Chappell / Frets Magazine

 

“Guitarist Todd Hallawell is a great player in the tradition of Chet Atkins.  Part of his eminent reputation amongst guitarists is due to his association with the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society.  Classically trained, Hallawell has also studied with such greatsas classical guitar composer John Duarte…  The elocution, the execution, and the inherent musicality of this artist’s work becomes immediately apparent.  Many of the figures found in his work are relatively common in pop and country traditions, but they are heard here as if completely fresh and unencumbered by earthbound fretting and pick attack.  In short, he makes the competition sound clumsy…  Hallawell is a player’s player…with a seemingly effortless dexterity, he articulates notes as such, without the artifacts of effort.  He’s definitely a deacon in the Church of Chet.”  -Steve Klingaman / Minor 7th

 

“Here is a guy who manages to combine the best of several of my favorite players into a style all his own. And what tone! Todd’s unerring musical sense keeps your interest because his playing is above all – musical. His crisp attack and solid rhythmic groove are always there … the arrangements joyful and conversational. It’s no wonder Todd is held in such high regard by the world’s top acoustic guitar soloists.”  -Mark Casstevens

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Amazing acoustic music, Todd is extremely talented!