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
Michelle Qureshi is an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, and classically trained guitarist who writes and performs in various styles that combine her instrumental artistry with her passion for creating music. Her work is drawn from delicate, soulful sounds, the product of a curious and creative, spiritually centered mind.
Acquiring instruments from her travels, her home studio consists of acoustic, electric, classical, and 12-string guitars, as well as tablas, a cello, an 'oud, a sitar, a mandolin, a banjo, a dulcimer, a ukulele, a dobro, a harmonium, synthesizers, flutes, didgeridoos, singing bowls, harmonicas, and percussion instruments.
Ambient, New Age, Downtempo, Relaxation, Meditation
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