- Artist: Jeff Jodrey
- Release Date: 2015-05
- Genre: Instrumental Acoustic Pop
- Produced By: Jeff Jodrey & Cory Tetford
“Jeff writes some catchy, melodic, feel-good tunes. Nice to hear some honest-to-goodness instrumental songwriting for a change!” – Don Ross
Exciting news! Carnival has recently been nominated for a 2016 ECMA for Traditional Instrumental Recording Of the Year!
Nova Scotia-based fingerstyle guitarist Jeff Jodrey’s latest release Carnival is an acoustic carousel ride. While the ride itself takes you up and down, spinning stationary yet all around, this 9-track collection of melodic pop-flavoured instrumental guitar is transcendental.
“Carnival is a metaphor for life, the many events and characters you encounter, and the array of emotions you experience along the journey – joy, sadness, excitement, fear, regret and anticipation. It’s also uplifting, and fun.”
Engineered and produced by Jodrey and Juno-nominated, 8-time ECMA winner Cory Tetford, who also lends stunning electric guitar and percussion, the duo artfully crafted a kaleidoscopic easy-listening masterpiece. Carnival was recorded at Jodrey’s home studio Treefort, mixed and mastered at Tetford’s CTM.
While Carnival features 2-time US National Fingerstyle winner Don Ross, who colours “Timmy the Cat” with soulful Dobro guitar, “Side By Side” is an auditory invitation to buy your ticket, step right up with “Breaking Through,” and be whisked away by “Kairos,” on the midway. Jodrey even tosses in a bag of cotton candy, and redefines Pearl Jam’s rock anthem, “Even Flow.”