Making a living (more or less) as a musician in the wilds of Washington County, IN.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
"The Return Journey", new cd by Bill Cooley
My friend Bill Cooley has recently released a CD called “The Return Journey”. This is his third solo guitar album, and it really does top the other two. A while back I wrote an article about Bill- you may want to go back and refresh your memory.
Briefly, Bill is a very busy guitarist from Nashville. He tours regularly with Kathy Mattea, and has worked with Hal Ketchum and Reba Macintyre.
In the simplest terms, he’s the stuff.
In this CD bill displays some amazing guitar technique, although that’s not really what the album is about. It’s a collection of songs; songs that have no words (all right, except the guest appearance by Kathy Mattea doing Elton John’s “Madman Across the Water”). When you listen to this album you hear the guitar singing these tunes; you can even make up your own words if you like.