Produced by Grammy® winner Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) with an ensemble of heartfelt world class musicans. Touched by the Sun, featuring award winning guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston creates an uplifting and inspiring instrumental acoustic world fusion sound that paints a tapestry of organic textures from guitar, percussion, tabla, flute, sarod, slide, violin, cello and female vocals.
This album is dedicated to you so that it may inspire you to listen to your heart,
live your dreams and let go into the mystery….may your soul shine! ~ TB
who brought their full heart and soul to this record
Todd Boston - Guitars ~ Dotar (#1, 2, 4, 10), Flutes (#2, 4, 6, 8, 9), Bass (#9, 12)
Snatam Kaur - Female Vocals (#7, 9, 12)
Eugene Friesen - Cello (#1, 2, 3, 5)
Charlie Bisharat - Violin (#4, 5, 8, 12)
Ramesh Kannan - Tabla & Cajon (#2, 4, 8, 9)
Jeff Haynes - Percussion (#3, 4, 5, 6, 12)
Aaron Sterling - Drums (#5, 8, 12)
Tony Levin - Bass (#2, 3, 4)
Michael Manring - Fretless Bass (#6, 8)
Tom Eaton - Clapping (#6)
Tina Malia - Whispers (#6)
Produced by Will Ackerman
Co-Produced by Tom Eaton & Todd Boston
All Songs Composed by Todd Boston ~ Arranged by Will Ackerman & Todd Boston
Recorded at Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County VT, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Tom Eaton
Additional Sessions ~ Engineered by Corin Nelson & Danny Bernini at Imaginary Road Studios, VT
Todd Boston & Magic Cottage Studios, CA ~Vocal Sessions Engineered by Ben Leinbach, San Anselmo, CA
Fretless Bass Session Engineered by Drew Youngs at Earthwire Studios, San Francisco, CA
Thank you Will Ackerman, your inspiration, excellence, brilliance, friendship, sense of humor, wise ass remarks and endless love has changed my life forever! Your belief in me is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
Special thanks to Susan & Bruce at “The Compound” for your kindness and hospitality
Thank you Tom for your friendship, ears, patience, excellence and attention to detail
In Deep Gratitude to my family’s generosity, support and love which goes beyond what words can express
Special Tribute to Grandma, thank you for all your love and support…may your sweet wise soul fly free.
Inspired by Ali Akbar Khan, Ernie Teach Chavaria, Siliva Nakkach, Alex de Grassi, Oprah Winfrey, Amma, Sierra,
Mother India, Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit, The Angels, Guides, Teachers, Ancestors and to All My Relations.
Deepest gratitude to the magic and mystery of sound and music that has healed and transformed me eternally