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California Guitar Trio / Press

“Paul Richards, Bert Lams, and Hideyo Moriya initially met in 1987 when they studied with guitar whiz Robert Fripp and subsequently toured as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists. Afterward they reconvened in Los Angeles where they founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991. While the members no longer live in Southern California, they have maintained their geographically-specific name. Ever since the friends partnered, Richards, Lams, and Moriya have utilized acoustic – and on occasion electric – guitars to showcase their extensive tastes, retranslating or adapting folk, surf rock, classical, progressive rock, and other styles into a singular sound. Andromeda follows a similar path as previous outings, but the blend of acoustic (analog) and electric (digital) with various other influences is more pronounced.”