The carousel of birth and death, seen through the eyes of a child, and the challenge of love in a time of breaking: these are the themes of Rupert Wates’s latest CD. Recorded in a single evening, with no overdubs, and featuring only Wates’ voice and his guitar, the album captures the organic quality of a solo live performance. Its twelve songs showcase the full flowering of a master songwriter at the peak of his powers.
"...A masterpiece...The music is exquisite. His guitar work is breathtaking, but never overwrought. His vocals are resonant and heartfelt. His songs are so well crafted, each one is a jewel" (Anne Sandstrom, songwriter, Boston MA)
"A real stunner" (Ben Bedford, songwriter, IL)
"The artwork is beautiful and matches the sound. I love his voice" (Sharyn, New York)
"There's nothing like hearing Rupert Wates play live and every time I see him I'm impressed all over again. This CD is the closest I've heard to his live shows. No one plays guitar like that" (Dave V, Clay Center, KS)
"Wates' music is soothing and relaxing. A great talent. 'Farewell And Adieu' is my favorite. Amazing the music that comes from one man and his guitar" (Dave Sommers, Manhattan Kansas)
"A brilliant CD" (SK Moore, songwriter, AL)
"This music is so soulful. It's such a gift to listen" (Catherine, New Jersey)