Back to the Bone
This is the instrumental side of Lauren Passarelli. For her vocal songs check out Lauren's CDs under her band name, TWO TRU. [Links below for the CDs Shadow Language & Among The Ruins] Back to the Bone features all instrumental guitar originals that pleasantly let you dream while listening. Some songs are layered with several guitars some are solo guitar features. Some songs are performed on acoustic guitar, some are performed on electric guitar. They float & haunt & nudge & pull, leaving the listener feeling calm & fed. When you're influenced by some of the finest guitar players that ever graced our planet & you eat sleep & drink guitar from a tender age; music, personality, awareness & self are developed together. It's where living & expression & breathing are one in the same. Lauren Passarelli is a master guitar player & musician's musician. She's a guitar player who has a feel & tone that personifies the notes she chooses. Clever & articulate her playing flows & looks effortless to create. The trademark of an expert. It looks so easy when played and it sounds brilliant. It's all about touch & feel. The magic happens with her hands, at her fingertips. The songs on Back to the Bone don't sound like 'guitar songs'. They sound like compositions arranged for guitar. The interesting thing is they were all composed on guitar. A testimony to the depth of understanding Lauren has for the guitar. To her the guitar is as versatile an instrument as piano. Lauren writes in standard & alternate tunings & the liner notes include the tunings as well as the guitars played for these recordings. Lauren was the lead guitarist for the Beatle's tribute Band, ALL TOGETHER NOW known for their astonishing vocal blend & accurate arrangements of Beatle records down to the finest details from 1995 to 2007. Check out the Beatles lead guitar parts come alive on hundreds of videos on youtube. Lauren's original pop/rock band, TWO TRU combines all her favorite musical influences: The Beatles, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon & many many more. Two Tru's latest release, Shadow Language was a top 5 finalist in the Independent Music Awards. An inch away from going on tour with Pat Metheny, Pat sat across from Lauren in her living room & looked her straight in the eye & said, 'You're a great guitar player'. It's a wonderful thing to have a mentor's blessing smile upon you. Lauren Passarelli has been a professor at Berklee College of Music in the largest guitar department in the world since 1984.