John H. Clarke | String & Wood

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String & Wood

by John H. Clarke

All original acoustic / Spanish finger-style guitar music featuring electronic looping and string quartet accompaniment.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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1. Pursuit of the Cygnus Thief
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2. Interlude I
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3. Friends
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4. Interlude II
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5. A Walk to the Lake
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6. To Live
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7. Interlude III
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8. Fuerte
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9. Interlude IV
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10. Mosaic for Shadows
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11. Interlude V
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12. No Pretense
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13. Interlude VI
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14. Revolution
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15. Interlude VII
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16. Sentinel
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17. Aurora Borealis
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18. A Little Song
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Album Notes
Coloring outside the lines of conventional Spanish guitar music, John H. Clarke combines the flare of flamenco, the sharp edges of classic rock, the down-to-earth sincerity of folk, and the spice of traditional music from around the world. His unique sound is a result of years of performing in public and an insatiable drive to absorb all he can about music. Having taught himself to play on an old six-string when he was 11 years old, John expresses himself best with a guitar and makes every note he plays count. Whether laying down a track in the studio or busking in the city streets of San Francisco, John H. Clarke captivates audiences.

Strings and Wood, Johns latest CD, is a perfect example of his earnest, energetic artistry. On the CD, John’s charismatic presence is complimented with the added depth of electronic looping and the smooth, sensual sounds of a string quartet. Strings and Wood showcases John’s diversity and innate ability to adapt styles and methods to his own distinctive sound. The new CD is a collection of original compositions that have germinated while playing in the subway and on the street during the last ten years and features upbeat tempos ("Fuerte," "No Pretense"), relaxed rhythms ("To Live," "A Walk to the Lake"), and exotic scores ("Aurora Borealis," "Sentinel").

John calls himself a musician in the shadows, but in reality, he has a quickly growing fan base that spans the globe. John's devoted followers seek out and soak up his online presence. YouTube hits for his original finger-style composition "The Most Evolved" have exploded to over 5 million views to date. People all over the world want to play the "John H. Clarke" style and are buying up his sheet music and CDs to learn how to do it.

John remains true to himself, no matter where he plays or to whom. His allure is his genuineness. His guitar, a means to self-expression. John uses only the rules that work for him, and even makes up his own, to keep his music fresh, innovative, and on his fan's playlists.


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June Thompson

Unique and exciting
Soothing to the soul, and yet, makes you want to dance. I am in love with this music.


John you are a marvel! Absolutely amazing how you can say so much without a single word. Your music is deeply inspiring & original. Your passion is felt.

Ching Ho

I have seen your live in San Francisco I love your music playing
hopely you can come to Taiwan !


very passionate worm songs
Highly Recommended CD!
John.. I can't wait to see you live at a concert hall and listen to you playing!!