Heroic themes, vocal chants, and African-influenced percussive rhythms propel Gunn’s flute through expansive compositions. —Billboard Spot Light
Following Gunn’s recent hit release The Sacred Fire (top ten on Billboards’s charts) is the inspiring addition to Real Music’s National Parks Series — The Music of the Grand Canyon. Experience the contrasts of the canyon from the percussion — driven rush of a panoramic “Flight Over North Rim” to the tender piano ballad of star-filled “Canyon Nights.” The stirring flamenco guitar of “New World” honors the legacy of the early Spanish explorers while the melodic “South Rim” awakens the soul as morning unfolds along the Kaibab Trail.
As the title of his new album suggests, Nicholas has reached a crossroads from which he moves boldly in a new and exciting direction. Traveling with his trademark sound evoking the spirit of the American southwest, the journey is enriched by the uplifting, sensual and provocative rhythms, textures and dynamics of Latin America. With spectacular production, Gunn’s flute soars and spirals amidst a seamless backdrop of exquisitely arranged accompaniment featuring acoustic guitar, piano, violin, marimba, synthesizers and excitingly diverse percussion. This is a beautiful and refreshing recording. Take a journey to the Crossroads and feel the heartbeat of the earth!
Afternoon in Sedona is the debut release from flutist/multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Gunn, the hottest new name in contemporary instrumental music. With an album that is at once tribally powerful and inwardly serene, Gunn’s rich full sound takes us on an incredible global journey. Through his mastery of the flute, synthesizer and percussion and inspired by the environmental issues that challenge today’s world, Nicholas takes us to the great American southwest in a way that you will never forget.
Like a child's favorite toy or a warm summer’s stroll, unadorned, gentle guitar songs bring a comfort that nurtures the soul. Inspired by the nature of the Welsh national park where he lives and works as an ecologist, Mike Howe’s gorgeous first album offers 15 original compositions that will be a welcome pause in any day... A respite when time truly stands still.
Nominated 2009 “Best New Artist” by Zone Music Reporter.com.
Round River takes its name from Aldo Leopold’s metaphor for ecology of the mythical river that was not linear but circular, forever flowing around and back into itself. Welsh national park ecologist Mike Howe is inspired by the never-ending circle of nature to compose beautiful, heartfelt guitar melodies helping to foster a world in which the things that grow are love, spirituality, creativity, community, sustainable living and the healing of the Earth.
Round River has been nominated Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic by ZoneMusicReporter (formerly NewAgeReporter). It is also number four on Michael Debbage's Top 15 2010 Favorites and one of Kathy Parson’s Top 25 Favorites!