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Chicago, Illinois--March 27, 2006 --Chicago guitar legend Eric Mantel has returned to the forefront of guitar based rock music again with his new release The Unstruck Melody. The album features the many styles of the guitar virtuoso with instrumental and vocal tracks. While Mantel makes his presence known in some amazingly eclectic instrumental tracks, his vocal treatments are equally pleasing and memorable. It was the intention of Mantel to record an album that gave the listeners a taste of all the different styles and influences that made him the player he is today.
Mantel has been a consistent presence on the Midwest music scene for over 25 years now and has shared stages with the likes of Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Stu Hamm, Scott Henderson, Vinnie Moore, Allan Holdsworth, and many others. The guitar is his life and he shares that love by providing lessons to aspiring young guitarists. Having taught well over 3,500 students is a testament to his abilities and reputation. Currently over 40 musical equipment companies including Taylor Guitars and GHS Strings endorse Mantel. One of the many highlights of his long and successful career was introspective feature stories in respected publications such as Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines.
The Unstruck Melody is a tremendous package for the music lover to ingest, featuring instrumental tracks covering rock, blues, jazz rock fusion, country, and more. When Eric Mantel picks up his guitar and he goes into the studio to record he leaves nothing to chance. His prowess on the guitar is complimented by vocals that are strong and polished, enhancing the albums overall variety and exceptional professionalism. The visual presentation that accompanies the CD is a booklet that folds out into six panels with two sides. One side features colorful eye candy with various makes of guitars traveling at the speed of light through space with stars twinkling on a purple background, while the other side has many pictures of Eric and the people that helped him with the album, including the lyrics of the vocal tracks. This is an impressive and complete package for the music enthusiast to enjoy, 20 tracks of great music and a visually pleasing experience to make it all complete. Eric Mantle does it all on The Unstruck Melody and the rave reviews keep rolling in every day proving that this is one of the best independent releases of 2006.
Holistic Music Entertainment
Stephanie Wilson / Artist Management
P.O. Box 384
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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