Les Finnigan | The Brave Dog

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The Brave Dog

by Les Finnigan

2014 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination - Instrumental Album of the Year. Includes the bonus DVD: Les Finnigan Live at the West Coast Guitar Night.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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1. Race to the Shore
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2. Eleven and a Half
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3. Curious as a Raven
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4. Drawing Board and Fret Board
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5. Tip-Toeing Shadows
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6. March of the Millipede
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7. An Entire Ocean
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8. A Basket of Snakes
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9. A Change of Colour
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10. Lullaby for a Bunny
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11. Coral Piece
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Album Notes
2014 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination - Instrumental Album of the Year.

CD review by Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th
This is Les Finnigan's seventh guitar recording, and "The Brave Dog" comes with a bonus – the DVD "Live at the West Coast Guitar Night," giving fans a chance to see Les playing 6 tunes from a concert recorded in 2011. Finnigan's playing on "The Brave Dog" is less tapping and percussive than some other earlier efforts, incorporating a bit more straight picking, and overall follows a more reflective tone throughout the disk. The opening cut, "Race to the Shore," is more upbeat, as the title suggests. "Eleven and a Half" is a funky groove between bass and trebles. One of Finnigan's strengths is knowing when to end a song, not repeating a lot of phrases. No song is actually longer than four minutes, rare for acoustic guitar music. "Curious as a Raven" is a gentle ballad, while "Drawing Board and Fret Board" suggests exploration of the tonal palette in minor chords. "March of the Millipede" utilizes triplets in staccato to create the image of watching a military review of millipedes in formation across your living room floor. The 11 tracks end with "Coral Piece," highlighting Finnigan's ability to make us listen, not so much to figure out what he's doing, but just to appreciate the sound. Finnigan creates lovely melodies, never trying to prove anything by his playing, but allowing his songs to sink into the soul. Another nice record from Les Finnigan. - © Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th

The Brave Dog album is Les Finnigan’s 7th CD (and 2nd DVD). It is a transparent and natural-sounding recording that lets the artistry of this guitarist and composer shine through vividly. The physical album includes the bonus DVD - Les Finnigan Live at the West Coast Guitar Night. A full live set filmed in high definition wide screen at the 13th annual West Coast Guitar Night. The DVD tracks include: Alberico, Kispiox, Kathleen Marie, Will and Testament, March of the Millipede, and The Fairlane - plus 3 excerpts from the String-O-Vision DVD: The Woodcutter, Palo Alto, and Kaleidoscope.



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