*Nominated for JPFolks guitar album award.
Amber Dispositions represents John Danley's 7th release on his own, Nashville based, A Priori label. This recording introduces a collection of instrumental, fingerstyle, acoustic guitar music. Ambience, rhythm and melodic development remain significant to the conceptual development of this project. The album showcases fifteen original pieces of solo guitar music intended to introduce a fusion of techniques and a stylistic blending of musical genres.
JOHN DANLEY is an experimental, fingerstyle guitarist who composes and performs his own blend of acoustic, instrumental music. John has developed a style of guitar playing by using a housepainter's paintbrush to add percussive sounds to the instrument while simultaneously creating colorful harmonies and distinctive melodic hooks. His exposure includes extensive airplay on syndicated radio stations focusing on folk, new age, acoustic, jazz, blues and world music. John Danley is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Public Radio International’s To The Best of Our Knowledge a performing arts entertainer and composer of music for film and television (including TBS soundtracks for cable). He has performed at college universities, festivals, art galleries, workshops and has shared the stage with such artists as David Gray, Iris DeMent, Reese Wynans, Cheryl Wheeler, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Recent nominations include The Nashville Scene's "Best Guitar Hero" 2002 and solo guitar album Cemeteries, Missed Trains and Blue Skies and solo guitar song of the year (Hickory), 2004 JPFolks Music Awards. Amber Dispositions represents his 7th solo release.