Nothing to Leave Behind

by Abraham Chapman

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Reissue of found guitar instrumentals by a guy name Abraham Chapman. Strong references to country blues classics and own material, played on 6 and 12-string acoustic guitar and recorded on reel-to-reel tapes.

For music enthusiasts, finding never before heard music, or an undocumented private press record is the equivalent of finding the Holy Grail. That time between imagining what kind of music might be on that tape/vinyl and finally listening to it is indescribable. And when it turns out to be amazing? Or the music that you wish you could play yourself? Or you hear something that surprises you after years of listening to the same chord progressions in different genres? That is something we live for.

One day, Anthony Pasquarosa and his friend Jaybo went to their local flea market to score some cheap tape reels for just to record over them with Jaybo's Tascam tape machine.
They found a box with the right tape size and on their way home they set their imagination free what to expect from the reels that were labeled “Abraham Chapman, Bernadston, Nov. 1978.”

Apparently Jaybo and Tony found the Holy Grail in the demo recordings of Chapman, a fingerstyle guitarist who seemed to have a deeper understanding of country blues and more depth than the two could ever have expected. Tony decided to burn a cd and share it with his friends over his own label, 4th Eye Musick.

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released August 30, 2016

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