Rick Payne



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Music by Rick Payne

Produced by Nigel Fraser

Guitar - Rick Payne

                    Violin

 Bartholomew Mason

                    Violin

 Annie Tiso

                    Viola

 January Johnnsen

                    Cello

 Kirstin Spencer


 Album artwork - Sylvie Marc-Esteve

Life is a journey. Whilst each one is different, many paths cross and influence others, even when separated by time. This album is inspired by two journeys, one relating to a magnificent Norman building in Wells, the other, Rick's explorations of musical styles. The building, a church, is dedicated to Saint Cuthbert, an Anglo-Saxon saint. It fills the view from Rickís studio. Itís a bygone, the largest in Somerset and a star of Hot Fuzz! It is linked to a historic journey, now marked as a long-distance path crossing Northumberland, St Cuthbertís Way.

The titles of the tracks on the album reflect the aspects of St Cuthbertís travels and Rickís own journey through music, which has brought him to Wells. A small, quiet city with a very large church (as well as a beautiful Cathedral), that is rich in musical heritage. This music has many influences, from the Celtic guitar tuning used throughout, to folk jigs and reels, hints of rock, blues, slide guitar and even baroque elements. It is a beautiful journey illuminated by enchanting finger-style guitar melodies and arpeggios, most accompanied by a talented string quartet, recorded at the unique Real World Studios near Bath.

Enjoy the Journey!
Nigel Fraser


AUDIO PREVIEWS

JOURNEY

WAVES

ST CUTHBERT'S LAMENT AMADEUS WAY
WOOD ROOM ST CUTHBERT'S BLUES
THE MILL LOVE
GIGUE END OF THE ROAD
DREAM OUTBOUND
LITTLE POLKA  
SECRET  
MINUET