This is the long awaited follow up CD to Euro's critically acclaimed "The High Road"
Nylon string guitar, but with some untraditional tunings produce richly textured compositions, where Euro plays finger style guitar, or sometimes launches a piece or two on piano, which he also plays, then adds tasteful nylon string guitar improvs and leads.
He also plays some bass and percussion on a few of the tracks to add to the layered complexity of sound.
Euro has come to enjoy boating in and around the waters of the Pacific Northwest's San Juan Islands, as well in Canada's Gulf Islands. "Eyes On The Horizon" reflects the nautical journeys Joe and his family and friends enjoy so much, and is told that his music takes people on journies too, if only for the duration of the pieces while listening.
One piece in particular, titled: "Then They Were Gone" reminds many listeners of the whales, both for their beauty and majesty, as they surface, then disappear again below the dark waters, and then also for the sadness that these creatures are somewhat endangered.
Other tracks like "Underway" and the title track,"Eyes On The Horizon", are bright and uplifting, relecting the joy and excitement form untying the boat from a moorage, or pulling up the anchor and getting...underway!
Joe also enjoys cycling and kayaking.
He often rides his highbred mountain bike to his small wine shop,The Wine Seller, in Port Townsend, WA. One of his other passions..fine wine..is how Euro makes some of his living in this beautiful seaport town.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Mystery Bay
3. Eyes On The Horizon
5. Then They Were Gone
6. Nautical Miles
7. Gymnopedie !, Satie
8. San Jaun Islands Sojourn
9. Following Sea
10. The Fogs Of August
11. Saratoga Passage
12. Echo Bay