William Ellwood

William Ellwood

William Ellwood

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Renaissance
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Magna Carta Blues
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Bridge of Sunbeams

Albums

  • Transit of Mars

    Oct 2019 • 12 songs

  • Natural Selections

    Jan 1995 • 12 songs

  • Touchstone

    Jan 1993 • 10 songs

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William Ellwood

Biography

As the story goes, Ellwood cajoled his parents into buying him a cheap, nearly unplayable guitar when he was 12 years old. The instrument was too warped to play chords, so he came up with the right-handed picking style he uses to this day. The Canadian-born artist later developed an interest in renaissance and baroque music, taught himself to play the lute, and eventually designed a 7-string guitar so he could transcribe lute pieces without sacrificing any voicings. Ellwood's classical music leanings are apparent on his Narada recordings, although his music has a gentle, conte...
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