Rough Edges is Peter Neri's third solo acoustic guitar instrumental CD. Look elsewhere if you are expecting mellow, relaxing background music! (Dreaming of Home- - below, is a good bet)
This hard-hitting album expands the horizons of acoustic guitar compositions. Not pigeon-holed or trendy, the style is uniquely personal, imaginative, and humorous.
Tracks from Rough Edges have been aired on:
* Blues and Roots Radio (Canada, Australia)
* Brum Radio (U.K.)
R e v i e w s
"Most people playing guitar and writing are not coming up with anything close to what he's doing. It's killer stuff. Many will be drawn to his biting attacks on some of the songs, and the light and dark passages that follow, some with no
warning, and being unpredictable.”
- Woodstone Mountain Recording Studio engineer - S.L.
"His new album, Rough Edges, marks his third solo release. It is a knockout, a top-shelf selection of fingerstyle Americana songs... Clearly, Neri is a master at work. As a veteran songwriter and player, he sets up challenges for himself that make for interesting listening. ..What shines through on his latest effort, is the range of his vision and the depth of his execution. The man is a meticulous composer, fleshing out every idea into compelling movements. That he orchestrates all this on just one fretboard only makes it more impressive."
- Seven Days - J.B.
Full review here:
"On Rough Edges, Neri takes the listener on short journeys through places that conjure every thing from a drippy faucet to the expanse of a cruise down the Amazon to a hot rod running on moonshine that is probably running moonshine
in the dark hills and valleys of West Virginia. It’s achieved by virtuoso performances that put all of Neri’s talents on display from single string, partial chording and finger-style to Neri’s own self-described slam-punk finger-style."
- The Trick is to Keep Going - P.R.
Full review here:
Dreaming of Home
Dreaming of Home is Peter Neri's second solo acoustic guitar instrumental CD. It is an assembly of songs that follows the ups and downs of raising children, and is dedicated to all hard-working parents. This CD follows a child's birth (Land of the Awakening), through young childhood (Running in the House), and teen years (Day After the First Kiss, Pizza Delivery), to the pain (Blue Night, The Long Goodbye), and anticipation (Leaving the Nest, Wide Horizons) of young adulthood.
With a concentration on melody and composition as well as technique, this CD soars and inspires. You will find yourself humming these songs long after you have heard them.
Tracks from Dreaming Of Home have been aired on:
* Free Vermont Radio
R e v i e w s
"Land of the Awakening" (from Dreaming of Home) opens the album beautifully, capturing the experience of birth into consciousness. Subsequent tracks depict various stages of development such as a first kiss ("Day After the First Kiss"), driving ("Pizza Delivery"), heartbreak ("Blue Night").
Neri is an excellent guitarist and this well recorded CD shows his talents to full advantage."
- P.G. Minor 7th
"Mighty, mighty nice. That’s my comment after my first hearing of Peter Neri’s second solo guitar album, Dreaming of Home.
Neri plays the acoustic guitar and he does so with confidence and a commendable reticence to show off his chops.
This mellow collection of a baker’s dozen of Neri’s own compositions demonstrates that he’s a man who has the talent to dazzle, but the good taste to merely play in a manner that should win listeners over a wide range of the population."
- B.P. G21.net The World's Magazine
Night Visons is a contemporary acoustic solo guitar CD that will knock you on your butt, then make you laugh, cry, and dance around the room.
Tracks from Night Visions have been aired on:
* National Public Radio,
* Vermont Public Radio,
* Free Vermont Radio, and
* Oxygen Television Network.
R e v i e w s
"Intricate. Technical. Amazing. Three words best used to describe Peter Neri's first solo album. New England is home to a number of exquisite guitarists, but Neri isn't just folk. The Vermont resident has crafted a diverse and solid blend of instrumentals that impress and express."
- J.H. Jam Music Magazine
"Riding a continuum between classical guitar music and the aural fireworks of a Michael Hedges, (how does he get six strings to do that?) Neri's compositions are powerful listening."
- W.C. Valley News
Cassette tapes(!) are available from:
Individual tracks or full album recordings are available in digital format at these locations:
Lullaby is a rereleased single from the Night Visions CD. In the new digital environment, this song is gaining some streaming traction, so it deserves its own platform.
Lullaby can be heard on the following online outlets:
and a zillion other locations determined by CDBaby...