The songs on blue21a were written in Ocean Isle Beach, NC at “The Stick” and on a screen porch in Dublin, NH. Three pairs of songs (1 and 13, 3 and 11, & 6 and 9) are paired variations with arrangements inspired by the work of Kandinsky. In particular the two Kandinsky works seen on the front and back of this CD “Improvisation 21A” (1911) and “Simple Pleasures” (1914) which Gary observed together in NYC at the Guggenheim in 2010. The pairs of songs share the same chord patterns, central themes, and fiddle/mandolin hooks just as the two pictures do. In a very real sense, Kandinsky inspired and shaped much of the music you hear on this CD. For this, we are grateful.
released April 20, 2010
Copyright ©2010 by Creaky Chair Productions.
All songs written by Rhine Singleton. Some arrangements by Rhine Singleton and Gary McGraw.
Guitar and vocals: Rhine Singleton
Mandolin, fiddle, and vocals: Gary McGraw
Produced by Gary McGraw
Recorded and Mastered at National Media Services studio in Front Royal, VA.
Engineering, Digital Production, and Mastering by Will Shenk and Gary McGraw.
Cover art by National Media Services. Original artwork by Wassily Kandinksy.
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