Where stylistic acoustic guitar pioneer Michael Hedges had his tavern regular “Barbara”, and Willie Nelson has his tattered and road worn “Trigger”, ambient acoustic guitarist David W Donner has his Eterna. Granted, Eterna is more properly the manufacturer's model name, and less a pet name—but the individuality the artist gives it is no less storied and remarkable. “In and of itself, it's nothing special; it's an inexpensive Yamaha model,” Donner explains in the album liner notes, “[it] was a Christmas present from my grandmother. Though it will never sound like a high end Taylor, after the wood has aged over two decades, it has developed a much deeper and richer tone.”
David W. Donner's first full-length album of all original music, Eterna is an eclectic instrumental acoustic guitar recording, combining modren fingerstyle, meditative, and blues elements to create David's unique sound.
Acoustic, Ambient, New Age
Mandala is Phoenix resident and finger-style guitarist John Calvert's second album. John has written and performed extremely interesting and original compositions on this album, with the exception of two of his favorite hymns which begin and end the album.
Acoustic, finger-style, relaxation, classical, folk
Recorded in Alamosa, Colorado at Howlin' Dog Studios, this uplifting collection of compositions features Matthew Schildt on piano, Don Richmond on guitars and mandolin, Kyrstyn Pixton on wordless vocals, Stephen Brannen on electric guitar, Michael Jude on bass, John Michel on drums, and James Doyle on percussion. Melodic, expressive, and uplifting, the compositions range from pastoral and acoustic to energetic and soaring works with jazz and indie-rock influence.
Classically trained flutist Sherry Finzer has embarked on a new journey, venturing into the new age and world music genre. Her CD titled "Desert Journey"(2006), is a collection of flute and guitar music which consists of beautiful and relaxing melodies written by Ric Flauding, and also latin-themed world music written by award winning composer Christopher Caliendo. Chris's songs consist of dark, emotional, haunting melodies, to the exciting rhythms of the flamenco and tango. Sherry has received many positive comments on her first solo CD, and has been told that her music has helped to aid in stress and anxiety relief.
Latin, Easy Listening, New Age, World
Radiant Sky is an eclectic collection of world music written for flute and guitar. Sherry is joined by several musicians, including guitarists Ric Flauding and Pedro Perez, and percussionist Freddy Colon to create a unique collection of music which includes flute, guitar and percussion. The compositions were written by Christopher Caliendo and Ric Flauding.
New Age, World, Easy Listening, Latin
Flutist Sherry Finzer and guitarist Darin Mahoney first came together in 2011 when Darin recorded on Sherry's Sanctuary II: Earth album. After hearing the magic that was created in the studio, they decided to record a full length album together called Transformation, which was released in 2013. It quickly rose high on the Zone Music Reporter charts and was nominated for and won the title Album of the Year 2013 by One World Music Radio. All of the songs on Transformation were written by Darin and Sherry with the exception of White Sky In November, which was written and dedicated to Sherry by composer Tom Febonio.
Transformation can be heard on SXM Spa Channel, and is programmed on the C.A.R.E. channel in hundreds of hospitals around the country.
Winner One World Music Radio Album of the Year 2013
Use for Healing, Relaxation, Massage, Spa, Easy Listening, Yoga
Flute Flight is a collaboration with Native American flutist Mark Holland from Autumn's Child. It is a healing sound journey from beginning to end, blending together the traditional and modern concert flutes with the wooden Native American flutes. Flute Flight stayed on the One World Music Radio Top 10 for the months of May 2015 - Feb 2016
WINNER ZMR Best Meditation/Relaxation Album 2015
Nominated OWM Best Album Acoustic 2015
Use for Meditation, Spa, Healing, Sound Journey, Yoga, Ambient