Root Cellar

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In this project, Jazz Guitarist Ed Acquesta, put down his arch top guitar and returned to his beginnings as a singer-songwriter. Root Cellar is an eclectic collection of thirteen original songs and one Woody Guthrie cover. Ed says, " I was going through a lot things in my personal life and just started writing songs again as an outlet for what I was feeling. At the same time, all these major events like 9/11 and the Iraq war were happening and it all came out in the music. When I looked up, I had about a dozen songs, so I thought I might as well go ahead and make it a project. In a lot a ways, it was a needed break from the "jazz guitar thing" after completing the String Spirits project." On this project, Ed sings and plays a wide variety of guitar including electric slide guitar, acoustic bottleneck, dobro, bluegrass flat picking, finger picking blues and folk, 60's rock guitar (including a jangling Rickenbacker electric 12 string). There are even some snippets of Ed's jazz playing, mandolin and harmonica. Root Cellar is a very eclectic album. It draws on all Ed's influences including Blues, 60's Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Jazz. Check it out!