We’re huge fans of Conrad Swartz’s rocking and stylish playing on previous records and this is just as good. Great originals and a Ventures tribute in “Run” with WDR sequences. I think we’ve said it before but today’s Nokie Edwards! ****
writes Davy Peckett, editor of New Gandy Dancer magazine (“The magazine for rock instrumental music”) in issue 129, December 2017. If you know The Ventures, you know Nokie Edwards, their lead guitar virtuoso. There is no stronger compliment we could receive.
In both videos Conrad plays a Goya Rangemaster archtop guitar through a Traynor tube amplifier (visible in lower left corner of screen). “Solving the Puzzle” is a different performance of the same song on our “Flying Guitars” and “Guitar Adventures” albums. This is our only recording of “Ghost Surfers.”
Two of our recordings are competing for an Independent Music Award, “Shootout” and “Huntington Surf.” This is like a Grammy for bands not on contract with a major record label. Please vote for our songs. We are not trying to win on popularity, but we need some votes so that the quality judges will seriously consider our entries.
This may be the simplest path to vote:
1. Click on this link: Independent Music Awards Voting
4. Click on this same link again: Independent Music Awards Voting
and then please vote. You can vote for both recordings. No cost.
You can hear both recordings from that same web page.
“Dark Eyes Rock” with the same arrangement as recorded on our CD album “Guitar Fun Version Two.” The amplifier is different and so is the tone. This video was recorded to clearly show both hands on the guitar.