Since it's release in late 1995, this album has influenced countless electric guitar players around the globe (US, Canada, Mexico through South America, Europe, Japan, etc.) as evidenced by similar attempts since recorded (guitar9.com & youtube, for example). This may be one of the most influencial musicians you've never heard of. For years many of his live performances resulted in audiences asking 'why isn't this guy famous?' After many years playing many genres from New York to California, Ferguson taught and played guitar in bands, including his own, in the Portland Oregon area. There one can still occasionally hear him playing an inimitable mix of guitar hero tunes, world music, fiery classical and originals that thrill audiences and result in rave reviews. His STRAD TO STRAT CD includes fiery classical violin works such as Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1, Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1, other caprices and showpieces from other virtuosi. Unlike neoclassical guitar players who quote short portions of classical virtuosi, Ferguson rises to the challenge of performing each work note for note in entirety. Each is arranged for electric guitar and full orchestra. Reviews: 'The CD is amazing!' -- The Campbell Brothers, HARDRADIO 'It's bloody amazing what I hear...' -- Richard Karsmarkers, ST NEWS & Bacil Magazine, Netherlands 'F(Censored)ING BRILLIANT!!!!!!! It's magic stuff. I love it...' -- Douglas Johnston, 'The Flying Scotsman,' DJ for URY, York, U.K. firstname.lastname@example.org.UK '...some of the most brilliant works in classical music with searing, blistering electric guitar.' -- Cai Campbell, Cosmik Debris 'Again great album! ...guitar skills are excellent and I would even call it 'elegant'.' -- Janell Duxbury, author, 'Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' The Rock,' Greenwood Press '...the playing is impressive. Very impressive.' -- Mike Taylor, Gibralter (Progressive Rock Magazine) 'Roll Over, Niccolo. Actually, maestro Paganini probably would have approved...' -- Oregonian, A&E, 'Best Bets' 'Quite amazing and unique work.' -- Ford Prefect, The Beginning 87.9FM, Radio Free Seattle 'This album is what every neoclassical metal fan craves.' -- Igor Sinyak, Rising Force '...he has succeeded impressively.' -- Peter T. Thelen, Expose'