Title - Me & My Guitar
Artist - Kent Blazy
For those unaware, mega hit songwriter and performer, Kent Blazy, has just released his new album, Me & My Guitar, recorded and mixed by Engineered by Matt Allen at Allentown Studios located in Nashville, TN and mastered by Mayfield Mastering.
Kent Blazy and Josh Martin recorded all guitar and vocals on the project and collaboration of Human Touch Guitars by Jayboy Adams.
“This is the second record I have written and recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown. These songs are an aerial view of what I was watching in the past year and what the possibilities will be in the future. My aim was to create hope, joy and gratitude and of course, fun,” exclaims Kent.
“I am so proud to have co-written Song Man on Kent Blazy’s new record with him. He is a true song man and an inspiration to all dreamers that make the Nashville trek,” shares Cory Batten. “Oh, and he’s now in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.”
1. When This Is All Over
2. Just Another Old Man
3. Nashville Strong
5. Rabbit Hole
6. Me and My Guitar
7. The Human Touch
9. The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
10. The Truth
11. The Night John Lennon Died
12. The Times They Are a Changin’
This quite beautifully evocative, rhythmically emotive album opens on the gently Americana bounce of When This Is All Over and the aching storytelling within Just Another Old Man and backs those up seamlessly with the upbeat and euphoric Nashville Strong, the stillness of the aptly-named Songman and then comes the jaunty, anti-social media cut Rabbit Hole.
Up next is one of my own personal favorites, the gentle ebb and flow of the title track Me and My Guitar and the quietly rhythmic guitar picking skills within Human Touch, the joyous Raindrops, the thoughtful The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be (co-written with Garth Brooks), the album rounding out on the foot-tapping The Truth, the storytelling of a legend on The Night John Lennon Died, coming to a close on a righteous cover of Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a Changin’.
After doing the Authentic record with a full band in July 2020, it was fun for Kent to go into the studio with the amazing Josh Martin and do an acoustic record.
Me & My Guitar tells the story of where six strings has led him and where he is still aiming to go. The project is a compliment, companion and continuation to the Authentic recording he released in 2020.
The song Me & My Guitar talks about his guitar feeling like a gift from Merlin, just like King Artur and his sword. Merlin was one of the first songs Kent felt he had written a good song. It came from reading The Once and Future King.
He played it in bands and doing solo gigs, and fans started liking the song and other bands started playing it.
When Kent was playing in Canada with Ian Tyson, he bought one of the first Larrivie guitars which were built in Toronto. Larrivie did not put his name or anything else on the headstock, so a friend of Kent’s in Kentucky suggested his wife put Merlin on the headstock.
It took her three months using Abalone and gold. She never did another one!
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