Outstanding Instrumental Album
2008 Western Canadian Music Awards
4 on 6 is a collection of 12 classic tunes by The Beatles arranged for solo guitar.
I grew up with their music as the soundtrack to my youth. Now, a half centry later, I still can’t quit humming the tunes. The melodies are so strong and the chord progressions so malleable they can easily be bent and reshaped without breaking. This makes them ideal material for arranging for guitar.
For some years I’ve enjoyed doing exactly this and I now find myself with a fair collection of these arrangements. Some of them simply try to capture on six strings the energy and spirit of the original, while others are reinterpretations. My previous CDs have featured a couple of Beatles tunes, but I decided that a CD dedicated to them would be in order. 4 On 6 is the result of this labour of love.
Dave Smith Music
" This is a refreshing and fun set of truly great songs played with a great sense of humour and impeccable technique by a true master of the guitar. Bob Evans has a quick witted sense of fun that could only be based in a warm love for the music and endless hours of playing these tunes to evolve this inspiring set of arrangements."
David Smith – DaveSmithMusic.com
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"Evans, the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion of 2003, can wring all manner of nuance from his instrument, with a surgeons deftness and a metronome-like sense of meter. He nicely transforms the rocker “Help!” into a quiet ballad to reflect Lennons heart-wrenching lyrics. “Rain” gets a moody spin and “Things We Said Today” rebirths with a new ache."
Fred Kraus – Minor7th.com
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