MP3 Acoustic Serenade - NEW AGE: New Age
A collection of captivating acoustic instrumentals the acoustic guitars and mandolin fill the atmosphere like a warm fire on a cool cool night
10 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Acoustic Serenade is an acoustic guitar duo from the Mendocino
Coast of California. Members Robert van Buuren and Bob Dease draw
on influences like Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Alex De Grassi, the
Grateful Dead, Andres Segovia, and Pink Floyd to weave their
soulful blend of acoustic music. Tom Yates of KOZT has called
their music, "Fine, fine guitar work... that knocks people out
when they hear them". Jennifer Layton of Indie-Music writes
"their music will soothe the most frazzled of nerves."
Robert van Buuren, a native of The Netherlands who immigrated to
the United States as a child, took up guitar in high school, and
was soon found gigging with bluegrass bands on the streets of San
Francisco''s Ghiradelli Square. He continued to expand his skill
by studying classical guitar in the Bay Area. After moving to the
Mendocino coast, van Buuren studied jazz and rock guitar, as well
as bass and mandolin. His style, while widely eclectic, is
sometimes compared to William Ackerman and Leo Kottke.
Bob Dease, originally from Los Angeles, began playing guitar and
songwriting as a young child, and knew his life would be
dedicated to music by the time he was in high school. He is self
taught on guitar and has studied songwriting craft with the great
Jack Segal ("When Sunny Gets Blue", "Scarlet Ribbons") and Janie
Bradford (The Beatles'' "Money"). After years on the LA club
scene, including gigs at the famous Troubadour, he got tired of
the traffic and smog, and moved to the coast among the redwood
trees and rugged oceanside.
After meeting in a local coffee house, Dease and van Buuren began
composing original songs, as well as performing live versions of
their own songs and classic covers like Dobie Gray''s "Drift Away"
and Buffalo Springfield''s "For What It''s Worth". They have
appeared at such venues as the Mendocino Art Fair, the well known
Botanical Gardens'' "Art in the Garden", and Pacific Star Winery,
all in Mendocino County.
In early 2005, Acoustic Serenade released their first CD, an
instrumental album featuring the duo''s captivating guitar
playing, and simply titled "Acoustic Serenade". A second
instrumental CD is due later this year, followed by a third
release that will add their well-harmonized vocal skills to the