Eric Lugosch‘s debut with Acoustic Music (“Black Key Blues” in 1997) was greeted with great enthusiasm, and on his new CD, “Kind Heroes”, he has unwaveringly further developed his style and vision of modern fingerstyle guitar playing. His stylistic flexibility is astounding. Just compare the cool groove, the interlocking bass riffs, bendings and ghost notes on
“Primate House”, with the sparkling calypso rhythms on “St.Thomas”, composed by that giant of the saxaphone Sonny Rollins. The marvellous “I‘m Confessin‘ That I Love You” is relaxed and swinging and lays bare a preference for the jazzy. Folk roots are unmistakably brought to light in his arrangement of
Loudermilk‘s “Windy And Warm”. And in “It‘s Not True” his charming instrumental wit is at its best.
Eric Lugash has put together with “Kind Heroes” an album that proves him to be one of the most creative musicians on the American accoustic guitar scene.