Smooth and Intricate

Solo guitarist, Matthew Fagan, has been entertaining Southern Californians since the early nineties. His authentic acoustic sound is soft and melodic. However smooth his guitar style may be, it is still not too simplistic as he reveals his intricate command over the instrument.

Matthew’s particular guitar style has been coined “fingerstyle”. Fingerstyle method allows the musician to play the harmony, rhythm, and melody at the same time. This method brings about a rich interplay of sounds absent in other guitar techniques. Some of Matthew’s musical influences are obvious and some are more subtle and range from rock, blues, new age, jazz and folk.

A recurring response from his fans is how they listen to the music over and over again as it has such a soothing effect.

 

"Parisian Afternoon" from the album Mindscapes