Gathering The World

by Wall Matthews

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A blend of world inspired, guitar based pieces,..some instrumental..some with powerful vocals.

CMJ New Music Report : "His original songs dance and sparkle. The covers have soul, wit, and guts. 'Pastures Of Plenty" is eerie and gorgeous. He is a tight, yet expressive guitarist, a tornado of rhythms and simple melodies that carries his pieces from country to musical country."

Billboard Magazine : "Co-mingles divergent styles on African traditional themes...views familiar American songs through an African prism...highlights include the hypnotic (original) 12 string solo piece 'The Night Waterman'.

Chip Renner, All Music Guide : "Goes from delicate guitar work to Pygmy chants to African music. Female vocals are a nice touch for a Wall Matthews album. Those with eclectic tastes will enjoy this."

Maryland Live :
"That Matthews is a masterful guitarist ought to be obvious after a single hearing of 'The Night Waterman' - he fingerpicks with such finesse that his performance takes on the sort of shading and dynamic range you'd expect from a piano solo... an exciting, eclectic song selection...surely worth gathering into your world."

credits

released October 2, 2020

All compositions written by Wall Matthews, or traditional, arranged by Wall Matthews, except Pastures Of Plenty written by W. Guthrie, (Ludlow Music, BMI)

Wall Matthews: All drums, guitars and small percussion

Vocals: Aleta Greene, Debbie Jacobs Rock, Marvin Brown
Rashidi Bowe: Rainstick, whistles and shaker

Recorded and mixed by Victor Giordano
Production: Jack Heyrman
Originally released 1991

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Wall Matthews Columbia, Maryland

Multi-instrumentalist Wall Matthews, was a founding member The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble from 1973-1983. He has continued as a solo artist. Musician Magazine described his work: "On guitar a six string wonder, on piano a gifted miniaturist matching classical structure with a folkish sense of line." ... more

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