These two sought and then found each other: A fingerstyler and a flatpicker discovered their common love of roots music. Hallawell and Robin Kessinger, both from the USA, were experienced soloists and coveted workshop instructors, who had already scored numerous successes at famous competitions.
Together, they rearranged profound compositions giving them a new and clear melodic language by intuitively complementing each other on their instruments and seamlessly switching harmonic and melodic lines back and forth. With traditionals, ragtime, swing, bluegrass and ballads, this duo demonstrates broad knowledge of the repertoire and surefooted stylistic expression in great instrumentals like the moving and beautiful "Eleanor," the thrilling Scott Joplin classic "Maple Leaf Rag," or the Irish traditional "Harvest Home." “Ear Candy" is exactly what these two guitar masters have produced, a delightful listening experience at the highest technical level, filled with palpable joy at playing and offering sprightly arrangements.
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Todd Hallawell: acoustic guitar
Robin Kessinger: acoustic guitar
Duane Webster: acoustic bass