In his last albums, Catch The Spirit and To Rory, master picker and fingerstylist Jacques Stotzem breathed acoustic life into the music of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, the Beatles, Kurt Cobain, the Stones and Rory Gallagher. With The Way To Go, he has come back to his own abilities as a composer.
The album is a "genuine Stotzem". It's lyrical, even gentle, one could say, but also powerful music. This convivial Belgian artist always imbues his melodic phrases with the highest musical expressiveness. He shows the most incredible instinct for tempos, for dynamics, for ritardando. He holds back modestly and always puts his virtuosity in the service of music. The album features ten wonderful compositions, that is, ten dreamy, almost introspective ballads, played, most expressively, on acoustic guitar. This is not some "guitar scratcher" at work. Rather, he is a man who tells stories that one could listen to for hours on end. With The Way To Go, he has given us a journey of about one hour, one that is really worth it for all fans of the acoustic guitar.