"Shades of Gray" is a collection of textures, moods and moments for lovers of rock guitar. From its Gothic anthem title track, to the all-out rock charge of "Whirlwind," to the speed shuffling of the blues rocker "Barfly Bop" and the haunting "Doors and Windows," "Shades of Gray" has something for everyone. So tune up the air guitar!
J.C. Mathews has been inventing and reinventing his melodic rock guitar sound for more than 25 years. A native of Georgia, J.C.learned his first riffs by observing the Southern rock movement up close. He later studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and worked to fuse his blues-rock upbringing with the technical mastery of the jazz fusion world.
Now, years later, his playing shows the impact of a wildly divergent group of influences, from Al Dimeola, Carlos Santana and Ritchie Blackmore, to Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler and many, many others. Over the years, J.C. lent his unique blend of guitar worlds to dozens of artists. Now, his solo work reflects a philosophy which he sums up in one sentence: the sound of an electric guitar is a beautiful thing and deserves a melody.
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1. Doors and Windows
4. Rain's Gotta Fall
6. Shades of Gray
7. Sorrento Shuffle
8. Barfly Bop
9. The Last Ride