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“Rising Star: Chris Angel - Interview”

“Chris Angel paid his dues playing assorted bars and pubs, solo, in duos and in bands. Though rooted in Celtic and Irish music, he's unafraid to mix things up, and on his third long player "The Hero Of Canton" we're made privy to a host of folk influences, from contemporary English singer-songwriters to the New York tradition. It all comes together very well. Angel is a fine musician and singer, and delights in telling a tale. He kicks off the collection with a cover, a stripped back version of Billy Joel's "Downeaster Alexa", which he follows with "These Deep Lines", a song with depths I'm unable to fathom, but it keeps me hooked to the very end. "In the Water I Am Nameless" possesses an intriguing title and the mystery seeps into the song, complete with Peter Gabriel-esque backing and more than enough ambiguity to keep us all guessing. Bolstered with a scattering of traditional material, "Mingulay Boat Song" and "The Parting Glass", "The Hero Of Canton" is a major step on his journey.”

“Chris Angel is one of the most original artists on the music scene today. As an independent musician, he has created instrumental melodies that you will remember and want to listen to over and over again. Whisper is a wonderful song and you will enjoy the guitar instrumentals and lead vocals. His choice of instruments: keyboard, guitar and drums is perfectly balanced. His song style is energetic and fresh to listen to and he is one artist that you must have in your collection!”

“I think the title says it all....."Better late than never". And no, this is not Criss Angel, the illusionist, this is Chris Angel, the musician. This Chris Angel uses music to create and illusion or illustrate a story to us through song. This is much harder to do, in my opinion - instead of showing us what to see, he takes us on a journey and allows us to see our own story.”