Label: Moving Hands Music
Bio: KC Craine is an acoustic guitarist, producer and guitar instructor from Portland, Oregon. His music has been used in national television and film, including the TV show "Smallville" and the 2005 documentary "Hineni". For more information please visit MovingHandsMusic.com
"Guitar Notes," a new CD of fingerstyle acoustic music from Kevin "KC" Craine of Portland, Oregon, takes the listener on an atmospheric journey through compositional terrain that ranges from brightly colored, such as bluesy "Creeper," to dimly lit, such as moody "Sasha's Lament" -- with a little Hawaiian slack-key thrown in. Craine's impeccable technique and clarity are evident throughout, as is his control of dynamics, whether on fast-paced romps like "Two Rivers" and "Dance of the Lawn Gnomes" or slow tempo "Mahaulepu Serenade," "The Last Trillium," and "Heart Pieces," where Craine stretches the pauses between the notes to amp up the emotion. The influence of Windham Hill is apparent in his compositions, with their emphasis on soft edges, but it is in the more bluesy pieces, such as "Not Guilty," that Craine especially shines. Whatever the landscape, "Guitar Notes" is a wonderful addition to the acoustic guitar repertoire."