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Preston Reed: Pointing Up
Preston Reed
Preston Reed: Pointing Up
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Preston Reed
Title: Preston Reed: Pointing Up
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flying Fish Records
Release Date: 9/29/1992
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964011123, 018964011147, 018964024413

CD Reviews

For The Finger Picker In Us All!
Ghost of Christmas #5 | Marathon, FL USA | 01/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one (or actually TWO) of my favorite acoustic guitar albums and I was quite surprised to see it had not been reviewed yet. These are Preston Reed's earlier recordings for the Flying Fish label and the picking is a bit more wild and 'hardcore' than his more recent offerings.

This recording by Preston Reed sort of fits nicely in between Leo Kotke and his American Gothic solo guitar style, and Michael Hedges and his more modern pedal-to-the-metal, "Heavy Mental" acoustic guitar music. Sometimes the listener will swear that there is more than one guitar making all this music, such is the mastery of this player.

If you are a fan of finger-style guitar, and not afraid of speed and dynamics (as opposed to the slow, unengaging, easy to tune out New Age muzak that so much solo acoustic guitar music gets lumped into these days) then give this disc a try. You will get two albums for the price of one, and it makes a great soundtrack for those long nighttime drives on dark, empty highways..."
At last!
Abbe Anderson | Kennebunk, Maine | 03/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've looked for Playing by Ear for years. Am delighted to have found it. Preston is amazing."
Terrific accousitc guitar...
L. Haines | Chemainus, B.C. Canada | 02/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Very enjoyable alternative acoustic guitar. Cited by Kaki King (the woman behind the August Rush guitar sound) as her inspiration, it's easy to see how he inspires."