Matthew Rolin

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Powers Rolin band photo

"The Powers/Rolin Duo messes with expectations in most delightful ways. Their instrumentation—hammered dulcimer and 12-string acoustic guitar—looks like something you’d see on a shady stage at a summertime art show or a farmers’ market. But this is the 21st century, and they’ve got some effects boxes. When the sounds on the Powers/Rolin Duo’s first proper LP hit your ears, what you hear is a swarm of string overtones that might bring to mind Laraaji/Eno’s ambient 1980 collaboration Day Of Radiance. In either case, the possibility of being ignored is built right in.

Jen Powers, Matthew Rolin
Matthew Rolin band photo

“We are living in something of a golden age of fingerstyle guitarists. This glut can be both a blessing and a curse, as it becomes increasingly difficult for even the most discerning of fans to distinguish one player from the next, however capable these players might be.

Matthew Rolin

Album writing and performance credits:

     Matthew J. Rolin - Guitars, Appalachian Dulcimer, Keys, Auxiliary Instrumentation

     Patrick Shiroishi - Saxophone on "Hallucinations"

     Jen Powers - Bowed Dulcimer on "When I Could See"

    Recorded and mixed by Matthew J. Rolin

    Mastered by Brian Sulpizio

    Art and layout by Plastic Crimewave

    Feeding Tube Records (FTR586) released on 4/30/21