Paul Cresey | Piece The Picture

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Piece The Picture

by Paul Cresey

This Edmonton based folk artist uses fingerpicking and strumming techniques backed by strong witty lyrical accompaniments and plays and sings all original songs from blues to folk-rock and celtic to romantic ballads. CFMA NOMINEE 'YOUNG PERFORMER OF 2008'
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Piece the Picture
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2. Confused
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3. Exist Now
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4. Sympathize
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5. Sinners and Saints
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6. Burn
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7. News
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8. The Blues
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9. Ireland
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10. Adams and Zhostovo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I started writing songs about three years ago but only began singing publicly in the summer of 2007 after much prodding by my friends. I was surprised at the reaction of people to my music. It not only is accepted and enjoyed by the young adults but also by middle aged folkies. I would call myself first a lyricist then a singer/musician. This album "Piece The Picture" is mostly acoustic because I find acoustic music more pure and more "to the heart" than wailing electronics. The disc cracked the top 10 on the charts for its genre on some stations in Alberta, Canada. I hope to be playing some folkfest in Western Canada in the summer of 2008. If you like what you hear leave me a message and I may come to your town to play. I am presently a featured artist in the Under-22 Songwriters' Circle on CKUA radio in Alberta. When we recorded the album we left in all the minor imperfections to give it a "live" sound. I hope you enjoy the variety of songs. I enjoy music and that is why I play a variety of genres. Sometimes I have a English accent when I sing. Must be genetic because I'm Canadian, eh! My songs are filled with a wide range of emotions because I believe that emotionless art is not art. Please enjoy my album!
ON THE STRENGTH OF THIS ALBUM I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS "YOUNG PERFORMER OF THE YEAR 2008".

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Bluesbunny Editor

Promising debut
If you're looking for some bare-naked acoustic folk music then that's exactly what Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Cresey offers on his first full-length release. Cresey is no stranger to the fretboard and proves this with some elaborate playing, woven in with some thoughtful lyrics.

All seems in order on the title track. Cresey's voice sounds like a sea of other singer-songwriters plying their trade out there, and such is the undoing of many a solo artist these days. Cresey knows how to construct a song but time will tell whether or not he will mature into a singer of note. Around twenty seconds into "Sympathize", Cresey somehow inherits the voice box of Dave Grohl, and floats in and out of a grungy rock sound. Certainly, it's the first real change of pace on the album, and perhaps a welcome one at that. It is, however, a sound that neglects to reappear on the album, and as such, is perhaps unbefitting of the album's largely acoustic feel.

"Sinners and Saints" sees the album seep a modicum of Cresey's true talent. Above diligent picking, Cresey searches the soul of a lover. From this song came the first real hints at this man's talents. Of all the tracks on the album, "Ireland" is perhaps the most intriguing, certainly as far as lyrics are concerned. Perhaps as a nod to his own Christian leanings, Cresey explores Ireland's religious divide, while expressing his liking of the land.

This is the first offering from Paul Cresey, and certainly not a bad effort. What he lacks in consistency, he accounts for with a couple of standout tracks and an obvious rapport with the fretboard.
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Samantha


What a fantastic album. I really like the variety of melodies and genres. Some albums are boring because every song sounds the same. But not this one. Hope you record another in the near future.
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