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Galen Fous-Mythic Acoustic Fusion / Press

“Galen provided the ideal musical accompaniment for a wine tasting – harmonious, melodic, at times ethereal. All great attributes for wine tasting and music. ”

“[QUIET GUITAR STORM] Galen Fous is one of those musicians who quietly flies below the radar in Portland. The master guitarist is most often seen providing a backdrop of quiet melodies at events and wine and coffee bars. But listen closely to what Fous plays and you'll hear a vast network of influences coming to bear through his finger-picked style. There's a touch of Pat Metheny's fusion lyricism, some Fahey-style folk, and even a bit of post-punkish tonality reminiscent of artists like the Durutti Column and early Everything but the Girl." Willamette Week, by Robert Ham”

"The key to Galen Fous’s music is the way he plays the guitar. With colorful, textured chord voicing's and free-flowing rhythms, Fous’s acoustic style provides an excellent foundation for his own vocals as well as other melody instruments. In fact, it is precisely the ways in which his inimitable guitar playing differs from the other elements of his music that make them stand out so powerfully: Fous’s bluesy, muscular voice provides a counterpoint to the softer aesthetic of his guitar on his singer songwriter material, while on the instrumental sets, the accompanying melodic instruments add an element of lyrical counterpoint, to his steady chord movements. When it all comes together, the result is something Fous himself has described as “mythic acoustic fusion”, and I doubt I could come up with a better description of it in fewer words. All that said, one really must see him play live to realize the exact nature of his music. - Tim Karplus"

““Galen Fous is a well-kept Portland secret. He was kind and great to work with but it was his music that made him stand out at our event. OHSU’s Kohler Pavilion never sounded so good. Accompanying the breath-taking view, Galen’s acoustic sound created a smooth and welcoming ambiance for our guests.” ”

Andrew Shayde, Special Events Coordinator - Cascade AIDS Project’s AIDS Walk Kick-Off Party

“Galen, we appreciated your bringing your considerable guitar talents to the Portland Armory to entertain our distinguished guests at the Midsummer’s Nights Dream charity event. Thank you so much for enlivening our evening with your wonderful music.”

Jennifer Wessling, event coordinator - Portland Home Builder’s Assos

"Galen, I love your music. You bring in a huge array of musical influences (jazz, blues,latin, celtic, and other fusions) and do an amazing job balancing them all out."

Noah Bernstein - Camelia Lounge in the Pearl.

“…Galen, countless of our distinguished guests at the Oregon Lions Foundation open house commented on your musical talent…and the festive yet relaxed ambiance it brought to our event.”

Eliza Bone, PR Director - Oregon Lions Speech and Hearing Foundation
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