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North Cascades Reflections

by David Boye

Uplifting, haunting, and evocative acoustic guitar instrumentals inspired by the remote, wild beauty of North Cascades National Park. Progressive and meditative fingerstyle gems.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cascading
4:09 $0.99
2. Before the After
4:48 $0.99
3. Water Falls
4:36 $0.99
4. Waiting for Light
4:18 $0.99
5. Clouds Over Diablo Lake
3:25 $0.99
6. South of Desolation
3:29 $0.99
7. Shelter
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8. The River Skagit
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Album Notes
North Cascades Refections is a series of evocative and haunting instrumental acoustic guitar pieces created to celebrate the remote, wild beauty of North Cascades National Park in Washington state. Composed during a month long residency in the park, each piece was inspired by and written about a specific location or place in the park. Some of the pieces include soundscape samples of actual sounds from the park collected by the composer. The tracks will provoke feelings and memories of the great, magical natural landscapes that are treasured throughout all of America’s National Park system. Relax, renew, and reflect with North Cascades Reflections.

Produced by David Boye and Tim Kechely. Recorded at Fuse Recording Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cover painting and design by Harry Dingman III.

David Boye has criss-crossed many musical paths in his 30-plus years as a professional musician and composer, and educator. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, he performs in an eclectic variety of styles throughout Nebraska and the Midwest.

David traces his first musical impressions to the Peter, Paul, and Mary songs coming from his older brother’s record player as he was growing up. The first guitar music he learned were pieces by some of the great fingerstyle acoustic masters of the late 1960s and 1970s: The Beatles, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Leo Kottke, and others. He also began playing the saxophone in grade school and continued to play it as a music major at the University of Nebraska.

After receiving his B.S. in Education degree, the electric bass became David’s main instrument of choice during much of his professional career. He has performed throughout the United States with an assortment of roots and alternative rock bands. He has opened for a large number of national acts, including The Replacements, The Smithereens, BR-547, Joan Jett, and Eric Burdon. His bands have been written about or reviewed in national and international publications.

In 2007 David decided he would change the focus of his playing and return to his early love of the acoustic guitar. He quickly reconnected to the early songs he learned as a teenager by the great fingerstyle artists like Merle Travis, Leo Kottke, and Davy Graham. He began to perform solo shows and in 2009 was invited by the National Park Service to serve as an Artist In Residence in North Cascades National Park, where he spent several weeks as a guest lecturer and performer. During this visit, he began work on a series of instrumental pieces. The result is his Prairie Dog Music release, North Cascades Reflections, an eclectic mix of eight instrumental guitar pieces inspired by the acoustic folk and blues masters of the past with a nod to the modern influences of acoustic guitar giants like Michael Hedges and Erik Mongrain. He has subsequently done two other residencies for the National Park service and is finishing work on two new CDs for those projects that will be finished later in 2014.



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