Artist: Anton Emery
Album: Noone Lasses
On his debut album Noone Lasses, Anton Emery takes traditional Celtic music and adapts it for fingerpicking on the acoustic guitar, and he does it very well. With apparent ease, he takes traditional Celtic tunes and makes them his own. What I mean by that is, he doesn’t just play them, he does something with them.
It’s hard to describe what exactly happens in the transformation to fingerpicking arrangements, but the result sounds great. It’s like Anton takes some sandpaper and removes the rough edges from the music, leaving us with instrumental music that goes down very smoothly. The characteristic sound of the acoustic guitar strings just adds to that charm.
Jan Jacob Mekes has a passion for history, writing, and writing history (and music, of course). He runs an online cultural magazine, Cultural Zest. You can read more examples of his writings on his portfolio. Jan also writes reviews for Marc Gunn’s Celtic MP3s Music Magazine.