Richard Wood - A Change of Reasons
WINNER of "Roots Traditional Recording of the Year" at the 2011 Prince Edward Island MUSIC Awards.
NOMINATED for "Roots Traditional Recording of the Year" at Canada's 2011 East Coast Music Awards.
This album is a collection of fiddle tunes performed with unbridled passion and boundless energy
by Richard Wood backed by Cape Breton multi-instrumental virtuoso J.P. Cormier.
As well, there's a new jig/reel composed by Richard
to honour the 100th anniversary of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
that will inspire you to "use your imagination."
The finale is an exciting live concert track that captures the powerhouse trio of Richard Wood on fiddle,
Gordon Belsher on guitar, and Brad Fremlin on piano.
Listen as they astound, enchant and convert 3,000 folks into lifelong fans.
The Bonus Disc is a compilation of selections from Richard Wood's five previous CDs.
It plays like a concert of the decade of his career 1994 to 2004.
From traditional Celtic medleys to experimentation with rock and techno arrangements,
there is an underlying thread of artistry
that transcends the music and performances into a class of their own.
Over two hours of fiddle jigs, reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, clogs, and slow airs are in this set.
(Read the 2011 review by UK writer Peter Fyfe here)