Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Steve Morse on the way

Steve Morse is set to release “Angelfire,” an acoustic album with Sarah Spencer, on August 11.

Currently a member of Deep Purple (going on 16 years now), the former Dixie Dregs and Kansas guitarist continues his solo output with this new project.

Spencer, just 22, first met Morse six years ago; upon first listen, Morse knew he wanted to work with her. "When I first heard Sarah sing, I was amazed. I'd never heard a voice so pure," says Morse. "My first thought was to write an album with her so I could hear and share it with other people."

Morse is a 6-time Grammy nominee who’s been a musician’s favorite for years: he was voted “Best Overall Guitarist” by readers of Guitar Player magazine five years in a row. The Dixie Dregs would go on to be one of the leaders in the fusion rock genre before Morse stepped out on his own with The Steve Morse Band in 1984. After a quick stint with Kansas – two albums in the mid-80s – Steve spent two years as a commercial airline co-pilot, before returning to music.

CruiseThe Steve Morse Band - Cruise Missile - The Introduction

Steve Morse Band – Cruise Missile
Ohne Filter - Baden Baden Germany – March, 1990

Highway Highway Star - The Very Best of Deep Purple

Deep Purple – Highway Star
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