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4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

peanutbutter52 ,

pleasing to the ear

Very nice fingerstyle-bluegrass sound. Didn't care much for "Sol Rising", a bit too eastern for the general mood of the album. "Waves" must be Todd's nod to the great Michael Hedges, seems every fingerstyle guitarist has to do one (getting a little cliche). Overall, liked the album.

MDiamond ,

Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus

It was just about a year ago when it seemed like every time I turned around I was hearing the name Todd Boston being mentioned. Whether it was as a recording artist, solo performer, a member of an ensemble, a recording engineer, a co--producer, or the numerous accolades for his previous CD, "Alive." His hybrid style, which he categorizes as “World Acoustic Music heavily inspired by Nature and Life,” draws from a variety of influences. Todd’s music combines the distinctive sound and spirituality of the East with the guitar innovations of the West such as the use of electronic effects, alternative tunings, and the advanced fingerstyle techniques of people like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Todd believes music is healing and continues to explore the deep relationship that exists between music and movement.

The term “world-class” gets thrown around a lot these days, yet in some cases it is well deserved. Todd’s new release, "Touched By The Sun" is certainly one of those cases. In addition to his jaw-dropping guitar work, the CD is a collaboration of some of the top talents in this genre of music. Even more so than his debut album, "Alive," which garnered critical acclaim and extensive radio airplay, his new release incorporates extensive and intricate ensemble playing and a diversity of world music influences. The production on this CD is a work of art in itself, although not surprising coming from the studio of Will Ackerman, an undisputed master of recording and producing acoustic music. From recording with world-class musicians and producers to releasing award-winning CD’s, and performing at large concert halls and festivals, Todd is on a trajectory for well-deserved and widespread international recognition. "Touched By The Sun" is a pan-cultural musical masterpiece that I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.

jimshaughn ,

Exhilarating

I have Todd’s music on my iPhone, my favorite place for music, because it is always with me and can I use it both in the car and at the gym. I play Touched by the Sun all the time!

When I first heard Touched By the Sun I was reminded of the thrill when I first listened to Bill Whalen’s River Dance … one of my all time favorites. The same exhilaration is here in Todd’s music. It has a exotic aura to it, yet is familiar too. It is smooth, but rhythmic. It is refreshing, yet soulful. So easy to listen to.

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