Euro's guitar pieces have been featured on "Echoes" with John Diliberto, on PRI, "Hearts Of Space" on NPR as well as numerous other radio and internet broadcasts.
Joe Euro occassionally plays in venues in the Northwest, where he lives, but is best known for his beautiful instrumental recordings that seem to take the listener on musical journies.
Midnight Watch has been featured on both of those syndicated broadcasts, and is a haunting ambient sort of piece, featuring one guitar, played with a volume pedal through a large hall reverb, whereby the chords and notes are coaxed in, then taper out, with a sweet nylon string lead improv track embellishes. Inspired by quiet midnight sailing, under a star-filled sky, while the rest of the crew sleeps restfully on a calm night's crossing.
The title track, "The High Road" is a lively, upbeat Scottish feeling piece, in a DADGAD tuning. Technically brilliant, with the familiar intro/quote of the Scottish classic "You Take The Low Road, And I'll The High Road..."
The track "Child's Play" is another soft, uplifting musical journey, featuring Joe's children's laughter at the beginning, and again at the close of the piece, which is also in DADGAD, with acoustic piano (played by Euro too) and some lead improv.
The back tray card of the CD features a beautiful photo of a "High Road...trail" in the North Cascades of Washington State. Joe enjoys hiking in the magnificent mountains of the Pacific Northwest, and his home in the historic/Victorian seaport town of Port Townsend, Washington, is close to the Olympic Mountains, and not too far from the Cascades, across Puget Sound.
Joe Euro is also a wine merchant, and runs a very well regarded wine shop in Port Townsend called "The Wine Seller". He's a bit of a gourmet cook and fine dining aficianado!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Far Away Places
2. The High Road
3. Sor Subject(Estudio #5, F. Sor)
4. Wake Up Call
5. Global Warning
6. Siena Sojourn
7. Child's Play
8. Midnight Watch
9. El Beso de Primavera l/ll
10. Gypsies In Snakeskin Boots
11. Amazing Grace
12. Truly Amazing