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by Todd Boston

Relaxing and Heartfelt Instrumental Acoustic Guitar combined with Bamboo Flute, Slide, Bowed Guitar, World Strings and Percussion.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. One
0:45 $0.99
2. Fresh Strings
4:22 $0.99
3. Ambrosia
4:27 $0.99
4. Astral Heart
5:00 $0.99
5. She's Home
4:27 $0.99
6. Realization
4:33 $0.99
7. Early Reflections
3:25 $0.99
8. Blue Pearl
5:31 $0.99
9. Hawk Medicine
4:09 $0.99
10. Kalyan
2:21 $0.99
11. Dreamtime
4:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
We are One family floating thru time and space
Pure as a tone plucked from the Fresh Strings of the sacred Lute
We savor the Ambrosia of this divine life
Our Astral Heart dances thru the eternal universe of stars
Intertwined in Love, feeling the gift of knowing She’s Home
With the Realization that every thing is constantly changing
We confront Early Reflections of the inevitable immortality of life
Take a deep breath and inhale into the Blue Pearl of our inner heart
We fly high above our fears with the vision of Hawk Medicine
As the sacred sun sets to the tone of Kalyan
We drift into the Dreamtime to be born again

Meet the Instruments
*Martin Acoustic Dreadnought HD 16-R (Made in Pennsylvania, my birthplace ;)
*Froggy Bottom Acoustic Dreadnought (Built by Luthier Michael Millard)
*Fender Strat American Custom, *Lap Steel Electric Slide Guitar
*Dobro - Resonator Slide Guitar (Invented by Slovak Luthier, John Dopyera)
*GuitarViol - Bowed Guitar (Custom built by Luthier Jonathan Eric Wilson)
*Guzheng - 21 stringed Chinese Zither (2,500 year historical instrument)
*African Djembe, *Udu Clay Pot and Miscellaneous Percussion
*Bamboo Flutes - (Custom made by Bo Fain), *Mini Guitar Ukelelee, *Jaw Harp

All Music Composed, Produced, Performed, Recorded, Engineered, Mixed
by Todd Boston at Magic Cottage Studios in Lagunitas, CA
Additional recordings at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios (tracks 8,10)
Added Field Recordings by Gordon Hempton (tracks 1,11)
Mastered by Tom Eaton for Imaginary Road Studios
Photo Cover Art by Andrea Boston

Gratitude & the ONE, the Music that teaches us everyday to breathe, to be present, to feel, to listen deeply. To my beloved wife, muse, creative partner,
Andrea Boston, thank you for your patience, inspiration, support and endless Love.
To my Son, We Love You! To all my Fans, Family & Friends, Mom & Harry, Dad & Jan,
Editka, Jozef & Tomas, Brynn, Sterling, Tyler, Jordan, Nick & Jayce, Silvia Nakkach,
Will Ackerman, Teach, Ali Akbar Khan, Jeff Oster, Shambhu & Tom Eaton for your ears and ecouragement. To Mother Earth, Father Sky, the Angels, Ancestors and Our Great Teachers
To All My Relations...A-Ho



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Kathy Parsons

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"One" is the anxiously-awaited follow-up to composer/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston’s award-winning 2012 release, "Touched By the Sun." Although several of the eleven tracks sound like ensemble performances, this is truly a solo album with Boston performing all of the instruments (a variety of guitars and percussion instruments, flutes, etc.) as well as composing, producing, recording and engineering the album. The guitar parts on two of the tracks were recorded during the making of "Touched By the Sun" at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios and the album was mastered by Tom Eaton. Five years in the making, this acoustic new age/ world fusion music is gentle, peaceful and uplifting - a very welcome respite from the craziness of today’s world.

"One" begins with the title track, a short intro with flute, the sound of birds, and strings. “Fresh Strings” follows with acoustic guitar, bowed strings and slide guitar (and maybe a few more!) plus some light percussion - a very warm and friendly welcome! Instead of being “food of the gods, this “Ambrosia” is heavenly flute and guitar that is light and enveloping. “Astral Heart” combines the sounds of plucked and strummed strings with the grace of bamboo flute - a favorite. “She’s Home” is more on the ambient side - relaxed, spare, and very free. “Realization” is also a favorite. Its catchy rhythm and lighthearted movement reflect on the fact that “every thing is constantly changing.” (quoted from the liner notes) “Early Reflections” is more somber, dark and ambient. “Blue Pearl” is mostly acoustic guitar, with some bamboo flute and slide guitar for additional tonal color. Haunting and mysterious, it’s another favorite. Light and carefree, “Hawk Medicine” soars effortlessly. “Kalyan” returns to a more serene mood - open and very spare and then segues into the hypnotic closing track, “Dreamtime.”

As I mentioned above, "One" is a wonderful antidote to the craziness and fast pace of contemporary life. Like a long walk on the beach or in nature, everything just kind of settles down and the mind relaxes for the duration of the experience. One debuted in the Billboard Top Ten New Age Albums for October 2017, so expect to hear a lot more about this album! Highly recommended!