(December 2010) 18 tracks: Pear Drops and Fourteen Pounds * Buddy, Can You Spare a Tune? * Just a Drop to Steady Myself * Torrevieja * Temptation Rag * The Humours of Kiltyclogher / Gusty's Frolics * The High Life * Moanin' * Québec Reels * Air on a Shoestring * E major 6/8 * Around the Houses * Three Degrees of Separation * The Silver Spire / The Cattle in the Cane * Cardrona Spring * Barndances * Not Likely! * Closing Time.

One of the UK's finest guitarists, and former member of Boys Of The Lough, reveals an astonishing variety of styles and techniques.

From Blues influences to jigs and reels, bluegrass and jazz, this is a musical autobiography and perfect showcase for Chris Newman's extraordinary skills as guitarist, mandolinist, composer and arranger.

Ten of the tracks feature original compositions by Chris.

An album that should make you smile!

Chris Newman (guitars, mandolin) with guests Mark Newman (guitar), Paul Buckley (guitar), Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Simon Mayor (mandolin), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Davy Stuart (fiddle), Maire Ni Chathaisigh (Irish harp), and Roy Whyke (percussion).

"A joy-filled romp through blues, back-porch pickin', Quebec reels, Django swing jazz chordings, bluegrass, African high-life, ragtime, Irish jigs and beyond, and is a must-buy for any guitar player." (Norman Chalmers, Scotland On Sunday)

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