Lars Schurse

Tracklist

  1. Root Beer Rag
  2. Noodlin‘
  3. Chuck N.
  4. Pick Up The Pieces
  5. Honky Panky
  6. Donna Lee
  7. Pocket
  8. Satch Boogie
  9. Giant Steps
  10. Orange Blossom Special

produced by

Lars Schurse

Executive producer

Philipp van Endert

Line up

Lars Schurse – guitars, mandoline
Jens Dreesen – drums
Mario Levin-Schröder – bass
Jaap Berends – pedal steel guitar
Philly Long – piano
George Bähr – fiddle
Michael C. Kent – piano, acoustic guitar on Root Beer Rag

About

Lars Schurse started playing the guitar at the age of 6. He graduated from G.I.T. (Musician’s Institute/ Los Angeles) and studied jazz guitar at the hogeschool voor de kunsten Arnhem, where he received a master’s degree in 2006. Among his teachers were Scott Henderson, Alan Hinds, Steve Trovato, Mike Keneally and Carl Verheyen. Schurse’s work as a live and studio guitarist led him all across Europe. In 2009 Lars won the ‚Guitar Player Picks Contest‘ by the American ‚Guitar Player Magazine‘.

Lars Schurse emerges on his debut as a virtuoso country guitarist. On this instrumental album he presents original music as well as material drawn from a wide array of genres, which he translates impressively to the country idiom. ‚Telecaster playing‘ is the leitmotif on ‚NOODLIN“. Like no other instrument the Telecaster is influencing the guitar player’s style. It enables wide possibilities in creativity due to the simplicity in its construction. Schurse is influenced by the great Telecaster players, but he combines those influences to an exciting and unique style.

Release Date: 2011/07/08
Catalogue-No.: 3001JSC (CD)