Featuring Tommy Emmanuel on two tracks, this new album is Michael Fix’s eleventh release.
Instead of recording his exquisite compositions as a solo artist, Michael gathered together thirteen of his peers to record an album of unforgettable guitar duets.
It’s an exciting new direction for Michael, who’s spent his life recording albums on his own.
‘My albums have always been musical snapshots of my life. Throughout 2009 and 2010, I found myself playing more with other artists, so it seemed natural to record a duets album to reflect this phase of my career,’ he said.
The result is a rare kind of musical alchemy, where the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts.
While Michael enjoys the creative and personal freedom of being a solo guitarist, he says some of his happiest musical moments are performing with other artists he likes and respects.
‘It creates a vibe and a sound that you just can’t produce alone,’ he said. ‘That’s why recording this album has been a total delight for me – sitting face to face with some of my favourite guitar players.’
‘I do love the world of solo guitar, but there is something undeniably special about playing together with other musicians. I’m delighted to have been able to capture that on an album.’
1 Guanches with Andrea Valeri
2 Mas que nada with Stephen Bennett
3 My Sweet Baby with Nick Charles
4 Martina with Tommy Emmanuel
5 Two Guitars with Justin McCoy
6 All My Loving with Adam Rafferty
7 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic with Bruce Mathiske
8 Demolition Derby with Brendan Radford
9 Baby’s Coming Home with Tommy Emmanuel
10 Happy to Be Happy with Jason McGregor
11 Old Guitar Blues with Paul Robert Burton and Andrew Toner
12 When I Fall in Love with Louie Shelton
13 Optimystical with Sam Shepherd
14 Victory Rag/Doc’s Guitar with Nick Charles
15 Danny Boy/Ashokan farewell with Paul Robert Burton and Andrew Toner