With nimble dexterity, Riley’s fingers fly across the strings throughout his “beautiful and enigmatic” compositions (The New York Times). Recorded at the acoustically remarkable Harrison House in Joshua Tree, CA the crystalline quality of the recordings present listeners with an incredibly intimate experience. Mixed and mastered by Phil Smith, the new album preserves Riley’s identity as “one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism” (The New Yorker).

Riley will also help American Forests to plant one tree per physical copy sold. Founded in 1875, this nonprofit is the nation’s oldest conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy forest ecosystems. Since 1990, American Forests has planted more than 50 million trees, helping to restore forests in all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. Also, they are a leading advocate for using trees and greenspace to make our cities more sustainable, beautiful, and livable.


released March 30, 2018

Gyan Riley, solo guitar and ukulele

Mixed and mastered by Phil Smith
Album design and layout by Christopher Harvey


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