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Progressive guitar virtuoso Nick Johnston announces new album and streams title track

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Guitar virtuoso and progressive instrumentalist Nick Johnston has announced the release of his new album, Child of Bliss, set for 8th March. Nick has also unveiled a video for the first single and title track from the record.

On the new single /  video, Nick comments: “‘Child of Bliss’ is a great representation of where I’m at as a musician. Instrumental music written on a piano and expressed on the electric guitar. I’m always looking for new ways of expressing myself and my melodies, and having string and brass accompaniment on this track really helps build the world that this song tries to live in. I’m happy with every aspect of this piece!”

Nick Johnston will tour Europe in 2024 as part of the Electric Guitarlands tour with Angel VivaldiFlorian Opahle and Rowan Robertson. Dates to be announced soon. Nick will also appear at the Larvick Guitar Festival on 16th March alongide Nili Brosh and more.

On his seventh album, Child of BlissNick explores new territory on his latest musical journey. Having discovered a love of synths over the COVID lockdown, Child of Bliss boasts layers of textures and atmosphere, which complement his unique and innovative guitar playing style.
With Nick handing keys / synths and guitar duties, Child of Bliss features a collection of incredible guest musicians who help bring his creative vision fully to life: Eli Bishop (strings),  Liam Mitro (sax, woodwinds) Mark Rynkun (bass) and Thomas Lang (drums). The album was mixed by Scott Giffin and mastered by Noah Mintz.

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Nick Johnston is known for his catchy, melody-driven instrumental music. With his guitar, Nick has been able to carve out his own unique style within a crowded landscape of instrumental guitarists. Nick is a firm believer that “you are what you eat” and that by listening to many different styles, a songwriter can be exposed to different harmonies, rhythms, time signatures and tones. This eclectic inspiration is evident in his sound, which ranges from blues to prog, to jazz, to gypsy, spanning anything and everything in-between. Though his style is ever evolving, his music is consistently detailed and technical while managing to be instantly recognisable as Nick Johnston

Pre-order Child of Bliss here:

Nick Johnston album cover

Child of Bliss track list:

1 Black Widow Silk
2 Child of Bliss
3 Through The Golden Forest
4 Moonflower
5 Himawari
6 Memento Vivere
7 Little Thorn
8 Voice On The Wind

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