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by Gor Mkhitarian

An impassioned and beautiful Armenian acoustic album featuring a banjo, two guitars, dumbeg, and vox. Authentic and accessible New Armenian Folk Music. "Brilliant record...one of the best I've ever heard."- CD Baby President.
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Album Notes
*** 2002 Just Plain Folks Nomination- Best Ethnic/World Music Album ("Yeraz")

*** 2002 Just Plain Folks Nomination- Best Ethnic/World Music Song ("Yeraz")

*** 2002 Armenian Music Awards WINNER- Best Album Cover

*** 2002 Armenian Music Awards Nomination- Best Alternative Armenian Folk Album ("Yeraz")

*** 2002 Armenian Music Awards Nomination- Best Newcomer (Gor Mkhitarian)


"A deep soulful approach to Armenian folk music. Both mournful and inspiring, Gor Mkhitarian delivers with an abundance of enjoyable listening." - Martin Curti, New World Buzz


Gor Mkhitarian's long-awaited debut solo album is finally here. Released on the upstart world/classical music label Pomegranate Music, Mkhitarian's album entitled, "Yeraz", has been hailed as one of the most anticipated independent world music releases of the year by several industry insiders. Produced by Raffi Meneshian and recorded in Armenia by Mika Margarian, "Yeraz" is a contemporary Armenian folk masterpiece consisting of 11 songs featuring two acoustic guitars, percussion, and a banjo. Mkhitarian penned 9 songs on the album while arranging 2 traditional Armenian folks songs including, "Gakavik", by Komitas.

With "Yeraz", Mkhitarian makes a case of writing the next chapter in Armenia's rich musical history by updating the sound and feel of the classic Armenian folk song. Gor gets down to basics by giving the listener meaningful lyrics, simple arrangements, and melodic hooks creating warm and full-bodied acoustic songs. It's Armenian music as never been heard before. Fresh, accessible, and ground-breaking are the only words to describe "Yeraz". Guest musicians include Aharon Stayman and Jason Demerjian.


The emergence of singer-songwriter Gor Mkhitarian reflects the best of the underground music scene now evolving in Armenia. A native of Vanazor, Armenia, Mkhitarian was born in 1973 and now resides in both Vanazor and Yerevan. Known as the lead guitarist for one of Armenia's best-known rock bands, Lav Elie, Mkhitarian is currently a member of Force Major in addition to his new solo career. Mixing a blend of rock, folk, and Armenian traditional music, Mkhitarian has created a distinct sound that is both compelling and fresh.

Some of Mkhitarians musical influences include Simon & Garfunkel, Elliot Smith, and The Dave Matthews Band to name a few. Traces of Rouben Haghverdian, Bob Dylan and Harout Bezjian can also be heard in his solo material. What has made Mkhitarian a favorite in Armenia is the combination of his unique songwriting abilities in addition to his stunning modern arrangements of Armenian folk music.


AH: What's next?

Gor: As for the future, God knows.


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You Are The Best
Exellent melodys and deep words. keep up the good work
:) Good Luck :)

CD Baby

A blistering Armenian acoustic album featuring a banjo, two guitars, dumbeg, and vox- unconventional, accessible, and authentic New Armenian Folk Music. A stunning debut album by Gor Mkhitarian. First-class musicianship and instrumentation. Gorgeous production. The capper of the experience is the language: beautiful Armenian lyrics.

Knarik Meneshian

Gor Mkhitarian's YERAZ is fresh and exciting. Bravo! Let's hear more!
Gor Mkhitarian's YERAZ is fresh and exciting! The lyrics
are thoughtful, and they tell many stories. The music is
melodic, at times mellow. Blending together the voice,
the lyrics, and the melodies makes YERAZ a very fine CD.

seth meiller

wow, unbelievable sound!
from someone always looking for new music, yet sparingly impressed, this is one fantastic album. the band is able to put an unprecedented amount of emphasis on all aspects of each song, so that regardless of what you are looking for, you will find it with great depth and style.

Lorik Khodaverdian

I found it!
This Cd is what I was looking for. Something different from the traditional Armenian melodies. Good job!




The lyrics and melody suggest that it is deeply autobiographical. I like it but every time I listen to it I can't stop feeling sad. Ingeneral everything is great!!!


Gor jan!!! I like your style!!! Keep on! You are doing great!!

Shake' Belle

Makes Me Cry Every Time!
Emotional, Deep, Gorgeous Voice! I'm in Love with this album!
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