aaron meyer Concert Rock Violinist

Music The Journey...not the Destination

The Journey...not the Destination
Aaron Meyer's original music combines world, contemporary progressive rock, and classical styles. He performs regularly in the Pacific Northwest USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Fiji, Jamaica and Mexico and enjoys combining traditional musical styles from other cultures into his own music. For this particular CD, Aaron and guitarist/producer Tim Ellis recorded a traditional village choir in the remote region of northern Fiji, the Irish dancing & fiddling of the world champion Irish dancers, The Gothard Sisters, and the magical Irish whistle of Brian Dunning. Aaron would like to thank his wife Renee Meyer, owner of Unforgettable Honeymoons, for facilitating the opportunity to record in Fiji and also producer and amazing guitarist Tim Ellis for his efforts in supporting and developing Aaron's music.

Song List

  1. Emerald Shores - Meyer/Ellis
  2. Tango Argentine - Meyer/Ellis
  3. Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/McCartney (arranged by Meyer/Ellis)
  4. The Happy Fiddler - Meyer/Ellis
  5. Buen Viaje ("Happy Trails") - Meyer/Ellis/Cat Stevens
  6. The Road To Paddy - Meyer/Ellis
  7. Espiritu Latino (Latin Spirit) - Meyer/Ellis
  8. Lawrence of Arabia - Maurice Jarre/Meyer/Ellis
  9. El Salvador - Tim Ellis
  10. Classically Numb - inspired by Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb
  11. Isa Lei Reggae - Traditional/Meyer/Ellis

Credits

Aaron Meyer - violin and viola
Tim Ellis - acoustic, alto, hi string, & electric guitars, ukelele, cavaqueno
Jamin Swenson - bass
Jean-Pierre Garau - acoustic & electric pianos, organ, synth
Carl Smith - percussion
Mike Snyder - drums, orchestral percussion, cajon
Reinhardt Melz - drums and timbales

The Gothard Sisters (Greta, Willow, & Solana) - Irish fiddling & dance, bodhran
Choir on track #11 - Choir from Qamea, Fiji Islands, courtesy of Qamea Resort & Spa
Brian Dunning - flute and Irish whistle
Jim Walker - vocals on Comfortably Numb
Nancy Ives - cello

Produced by Tim Ellis & Aaron Meyer
Recorded & mixed by Dean Baskerville at Kung Fu Bakery Recording - Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Bob Stark at Kung Fu Bakery Recording - Portland, Oregon
Photographs: www.andreajohnsonphotography.com