Reviews of Bob's Music

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    "The tone that Bob evokes out of his acoustic guitars is exquisite, marked by its crystalline clarity, chime, and full-bodied sound. But in addition to the actual sound of the guitars, Bob’s technique is often jaw dropping for its clarity, note articulation, and intricacy. But tone and technique don’t mean as much if you haven’t got great songs to apply them to, and Bob certainly has a distinctive ear for inventive melodies and unique chord changes that provided many wow moments . . ."
    Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus
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    "Producer and frequent collaborator (on this and previous recordings) David Findlay told guitarist Bob Ardern that he considered Eight Winds to be his best album to date and I am inclined to agree with Findlay. This is Ardern's third release and like the first two (Wires Rosewood & Roots, 2012, and Craftsman, 2014), he brings a unique musical twist to fingerstyle guitar . . ."
    Bill Binkelman - Zone Music Reporter     Read the entire review here.

    Other Reviews of Eight Winds:
    Dana Wright - New Age Music Reviews     Read the entire review here.
    Kathy Parsons - Mainly Piano     Read the entire review here.

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    "This album is excellent for listening with full concentration and also slips easily into the background, creating a very cheerful and light ambiance. It is music that makes you feel good whether it is full blast in the car or a gentle backdrop while you work or enjoy a meal . . ."
    Kathy Parsons - Mainly Piano     Read the entire review here.

    "Bob Ardern's classic finger picking guitar style is epic. This Canadian artist has gathered some of the best guest musicians and producers together to craft an album worthy of spending time with. Seven capos and six strings brings us twelve tracks of instrumental guitar with flavors of Jazz, roots music, Americana, Classical and a bit of Celtic to mix things up a bit . . ."
    Dana Wright - New Age Music Reviews     Read the entire review here.

    Other Reviews of Craftsman:
    Bill Binkelman - Zone Music Reporter     Read the entire review here.
    Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus     Read the entire review here.
    Alejandro Clavijo - Reviews New Age (In Spanish)     Read the entire review here.

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    "Finger-style Folk guitarist Bob Ardern brings new harmony to the forefront in his 2012 acoustic album Wires Rosewood & Roots. Finding inspiration from a number of impromptu events that occurred in day to day life, his newest album reveals the improvisational passion in which he composes . . ."
    John P. Olsen - New Age Music World     Read the entire review here.

    "Listening to Bob Ardern's latest release Wires, Rosewood & Roots is like opening the door to the fun department. From the first tune to the last I could tell that this talented guitarist looked at life with the eyes of the storyteller and the hands of the magician . . ."
                                                    RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter     Read the entire review here.

    Other Reviews of Wires Rosewood & Roots:
    Bill Binkelman - Zone Music Reporter     Read the entire review here.
    Michael Diamond - Music and Media Focus     Read the entire review here.