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For Your Ears Only

by Nathan Montgomery

Modern Finger-Style acoustic guitar that fuses blues, jazz, funk, latin, and new age by using advanced tapping and percussive techniques to create a full band sound.
Genre: Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar
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1. Happy With You
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2. Beneath the Surface
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3. Three Shades of Black
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4. Flowers Fallen
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5. Mabey Next Time
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6. Purple
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7. What Attitude...
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8. Cascade
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9. Forget It
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10. Solitude
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11. Groove Thing
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12. Gravel Train
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Nathan has found his passion performing solo acoustic guitar. Influenced by an array of musicians, he fused many styles including jazz, blues, funk, rock, finger style, and classical to create his new sound. The mood ranges from a hungry rage to a sensuous romance, tapping into every emotion in between.

To see a live performance is spectacular, truly full of energy and animation. He plays with fierce intensity, disregarding traditional playing. The music is polyphonic; many intricate parts including melody, harmonic progressions, bass lines, as well as, percussion all performed simultaneously. He is obsessed - bending and pulling, banging and tapping, plucking and strumming the guitar, stretching its capabilities.

Nathan started playing guitar with the inspiration and guidance from his Dad at the age of 9. Since then he has participated in numerous school band programs ranging from elementary to college. After years of practice, and awarded a full scholarship, Nathan attended Wayne State University, graduating in 2002, with a bachelors in Jazz Performance.

Nathan is the director of the guitar program at Arts Academy in the Woods high school in Fraser, MI. The curriculum includes theory, technique, writing and arranging, creative thinking and much more. For more information about AAW visit www.artsacademy-woods.org


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Kamrose

Groovy, smooth and brilliant!
Only ten fingers? This disk is good for in the car, in the house or for a special treat on the iPod listening to every note. Thanks to Mr. Montgomery's preview at Music in the Park in Plymouth. I'd love to see him live again! Buy this disk, you won't be disappointed!

Baggyboy

Melodic, harmonic astoundery abounds
This man must have at least 6 hands with no fewer than 12 fingers on each hand! He can ping a harmonic in the middle of the most impossible phrases. Original rythmic devices overflow from this CD. Simply magical sound.

This album seems mellower than "2-5 Jive" but still retains the trademark Montgomery vibe and energy.

Enjoy!

Aly Wiecz

Wow this is amazing
Nate is one of the best guitarists I've ever seen or heard in my life. He is truly skilled. being a student I've seen him play alot he is a great mentor to me and the other kids at school. I thought Jimi hendrix was good Nate's ten times better than him. Wow just wow.

Laurie

My favorite music to listen to at 3 AM.
I am extremely impressed and love this CD. Nathan is awesome, to say the least. His passion for his music is outstanding!! As well as all the other things he does for so many people. I hope he'll sign my CD when we meet one day. Rock On!! A.A.W. loves Mr. Montgomery!!!

Jere Stormer of WDET-FM 101.9

Propulsively rhythmic, yet melodic, he’s a mojo string machine.
Propulsively rhythmic, yet melodic, he’s a mojo string machine! Nathan Montgomery succeeds in a big way on this totally solo acoustic guitar CD with massively cool guitar riffs always imply melodies even when crunching out a brutally savage rhythm track. The opening track Happy With You is inviting and open chorded while Three Shades of Black drills down to a dark but thoughtful mood, then gets funky. Groove Thing is yet another stellar cut.

George Ramsey

This CD rocks and it rolls.
Sometimes I forget that there is only one person playing on one instrument in one session! Each time I listen to this CD, I hear something new that strikes a new emotional or nostalgic cord in me. It always seems to capture a different mood, real or sunreal,triggering varying emotions, some of which, I didn't know I had.

Sara Fournier

Impressive
The music speaks for itself if you just listen. The patterning is very unique and nothing like you've ever heard. He plays with all his heart, and even in the absence of words every feeling and thought is still there.

Brian J. Stafford

Hands that speak the voice of God
This is an absolutely amazing album! I have had the privelege of sharing a stage with Nathan (ok it was only an open mic stage, but we shared it) in Birmingham, MI. and it's mesmorizing to watch him play. His hands glide over the strings with such ease... plucking and tapping with both hands. If you get no other CDs, get these