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theromansokal this progressive-classical instrumental acoustic trio have so extensively evolved over the years with discipline- they've honed their craft so scholastically that they're very adept at finding the true heart of a song. Using strings, wood & precise interchanging exchanges of rhythm, their guitars tell stories via complex layers of notes that melodically seep emotional journeys within a nouveau classical styles involving melodic tapestries that are reflective, introspective, somber yet elating. Favorite track: Daydreaming (Radiohead).
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A message from CGT:

Like many of you, our lives have been severely impacted by Covid-19. Many of our family and friends have been directly affected by the virus, and we’ve suffered devastating losses in both our own communities and our global community. Also, like so many of our fans, our livelihood has been altered - drastically and indefinitely. Because of this situation we had to cancel all of our shows for the foreseeable future. We are currently unable to participate in our favorite part of being working musicians - which is traveling to your local venue to play for you. We want to thank you for supporting our music and coming out to share time with us all these wonderful years.

During the past year, while touring, we recorded our new album ELEGY at Airbnb houses in West Hollywood, Chicago, Bryn Mawr and Montreal. In addition to our own compositions and a few covers, we focused on music written by friends we met during our travels in the past 29 years. The album features special guests Tony Levin, Davide Rossi and Fabio Mittino.

Until we can get back out on the road and see you in person, CGT would like to offer our new album ELEGY via digital download at a price that works for anyone - PAY WHAT YOU WISH.

We hope you enjoy the new music. And we wish you peace and good health.

Hideyo, Paul, and Bert
California Guitar Trio


released May 1, 2020

Recorded at Airbnb homes in West Hollywood, California; Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; and Montreal, Canada.
Mixed and Mastered by Fabio Mittino in Milan, Italy.
Recording Engineer: Hideyo Moriya
Recorded at 24/96 High Resolution
Album artwork, band photography and design: Gary Bandfield
Marketing and consulting: Jill Bandfield
Album cover photography: Paul Richards
All CGT original music published by Pepa Paldo Music
All music arranged by CGT
CGT Plays Guitars by Breedlove, Jason Kostal, Raymond Kraut, Martin, and uses D’addario Strings and Line-6 effects.

Special Guests:
Davide Rossi - strings performed and arranged on Cavatina
Tony Levin - upright bass on Droning
Fabio Mittino - electric guitars on Shining Road, Elegy and Hallitussilmad

Elegy (in loving memory of our dear friend Collin Landinguin) was recorded during a special project with the Tiny Orchestral Moments team near Seattle Washington in August of 2019 with Steve Ball, Alex Anthony Faide, Beth Fleenor, Julie Slick, Nigel Gavin, Sonia Wilson, Nora Germain, Oscar Mander, Aileen Bunch, Brad Hogg, Martin De Aguirre, Fernando Kabusacki, Horacio Pozzo, Claudio Lafalce, Fernando Samalea, Michelle Bliman, Shinkuro Matsuura, Luciano Pietrafesa, Fumihito Hatano, Jenny Founds, Amy Denio, Rachel Beaver, Roy Beaver and Carl Germain.

The Gaudela Trilogy is dedicated to and commissioned by Gouveia Art Rock Festival and Gouveia City Council.

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California Guitar Trio West Hollywood, California

California Guitar Trio (CGT) was founded in Los Angeles in 1991. The three—Paul Richards of Los Angeles, California, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo, Japan—met at a 1987 Guitar Craft course with Robert Fripp. CGT tours the world playing their unique blend of instrumental acoustic guitar music. ... more


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