Release Date: 09/08/14
Ralf Buschmeyer picked up his first guitar at the age of 13 and hasn't set it down since. Growing up, Buschmeyer was influenced by artists like Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Booker T & the MGs, who collectively inspired him to first start playing music. Since then, his musical style has evolved from blues, rock and R&B to jazz, resulting in a unique sound that resonates with any music lover. As an accomplished jazz guitarist, instructor and composer, Ralf Buschmeyerâs music echoes the eclectic journey heâs taken and graciously invites the audience along for the ride.<br><br>Over the years, Buschmeyer has carved out an impressive career path for himself. Keen on learning every aspect of his craft, Ralf studied alongside jazz great Lorne Lofsky at Hamiltonâs Mohawk College, where he developed and honed the skills that would eventually make him a dynamic studio musician, intuitive live performer and incredibly well-rounded artist.<br><br>He co-led the contemporary-jazz quartet Terrain acted as musical director and composer for Rogers Cable TV show âThe Metal Mike Showâ, and toured with many country acts. Ralf has also earned a multiple Western Canadian Music Award nominations, accepted the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Writers Commission Award, was featured in Guitar Player Magazine, and was nominated for many Hamilton Music Awards with a win in 2012.<br><br>As a passionate artist with six albums under his belt, the talented guitarist has crossed genres, disciplines and borders in order to evolve into the distinct musical chameleon that he is today. Buschmeyerâs second solo release 'Renewal', the first to feature vocals, fuses everything he has seen, heard and experienced since he first picked up that guitar many years ago. With hints of sultry jazz, the album oozes with hearty blues grooves that like the name of the album itself, feels like something new.<br><br>TRACK LISTING: <br>1 Yes, Together <br>2 Westerly <br>3 Our Stuffs <br>4 Smile On <br>5 Rules of Play <br>6 Like That <br>7 Good to be True <br>8 Somewhere Else <br>9 Wojo <br>
|Label: Chronograph Records|
|Run Time: 52 mins|
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