Artist: David Belmont With With Brent Arnold Title: International Steel Guitar Label: Windwater Productions Genre: World/blues/ambient soundscapes
CD Review by Dawoud Kringle
New York City based guitarist / composer / producer / co-director of the Castillo Theatre David Belmont has a history of producing music from ambient soundscapes, jazz / rock / world fusion and avant garde jazz. In International Steel Guitar, joined by Brent Arnold (cello) and Michael Walsh (keyboards), he takes things to musical places not normally associated with the Dobro guitar.
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Yesterday one of my music heroes died !!! Don Van Vliet, better-known as Captain Beefheart, has died from multiple sclerosis in California, aged 69. He leaves behind his wife of more than 40 years.
The first time when I heard of him was in Osaka,Japan in 1976 when my French buddy had a cassette of Trout Mask Replica which was released in 1969 on Frank Zappa’s newly formed Straight Records label. Some time later, when I toured California for the first time I bought the album in LA, which I gave as a present to my Japanese girlfriend. Listening to Capatain Beefheart in Japan was like a foreigner eating umeboshi for the first time. It was satori!!!