Guitarist Joseph Sullinger Releases Engaging New Instrumental Album
Guitar instrumentalist Joseph Sullinger is exploring new territories for his world class guitar music. The all original new album Earth Voyage has a world fusion sound with guest performances by members of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and an oceanic travel theme.
Currently living in Mexico, guitar instrumentalist Joseph Sullinger is exploring new territories for his world class guitar music with his third solo release. On the new all original album Earth Voyage, Joseph blends classical, latin, and nuevo flamenco styles into an eclectic world fusion sound with guest performances by members of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and an oceanic travel theme. Joseph’s strong song writing abilities and intricate guitar work accompanied by exotic percussion and other instruments make Earth Voyage an intriguing album with elements of world music, new age, and smooth jazz.
Joseph´s background in classical and rock combined with Latin and world music gives him an interestingly original sound. Songs like Drawn by the Wind, Voyage, and Escape are adventurous, and captivating and the classical guitar on Sailing and New Shores accompanied by orchestral instruments is outstanding. The music sounds similar to artists such as Ottmar Liebert, Strunz and Farah, and Mannheim Steamroller.
Joseph’s music has been featured on two episodes of the Emmy nominated and People’s Choice Award winning television series The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. His first two solo albums were Popular Classical Guitar released by Eroica Classical Recordings in 2008 and Classical Guitar Christmas Favorites of 2010. Following the release of Classical Guitar Christmas Favorites, Joseph performed 31 Christmas concerts in the U.S.A.
Before relocating to Mexico, Joseph was a major player in the Dallas, Texas music scene and has performed in concert line ups with national acts including Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Poison, Dokken, Slaughter, and Cinderella. After arriving in Mexico, his focus was mainly on classical and Latin style instrumental guitar music, and he currently performs internationally as a soloist. Earth Voyage was recorded in Mexico and mastered in the U.S.A. by esteemed mastering engineer Steve Hall at Future Disc Systems.
Discovering Earth Voyage and the intriguing instrumental guitar music of Joseph Sullinger is an adventure for the ears and the imagination. Be sure to watch the video for Drawn By The Wind featuring close-ups of Joseph's intricate finger-style guitar work set to a tropical getaway by the sea. Earth Voyage is being released by Joseph’s independently owned label Soundship Music Records on September 5, 2011.