“I haven’t put it down…I love it so much.”
Michele Gedney of Open Book along with her husband Rick Gedney have been writing, recording, and performing since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars.
Open Book has released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim. They are currently recording a fourth album.
Open Book are the winners of the 2017 Connecticut Folk Festival ‘Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition’.
“It is the guitar I wanted and needed but didn’t think I would find. The Grand Concert guitar you built for me is simply stunning … it has a remarkable sensitivity and fantastic sustain, yet I can get it to snap and growl on hardcore blues pieces. I couldn’t be happier with it!”
Cathy Winter is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, teacher, and recording artist with over 30 years of experience as a touring artist and teacher.
Cathy’s guitar work draws strength and versatility from her roots in early folk, jazz and blues, lending a vital rhythmic quality to her playing. Her rich background in roots styles enables her to move between rock-solid country, blues, and contemporary sounds.
She released three solo albums for adults on the Flying Fish label, with her 1992 Flying Fish album, “Next Sweet Time” entered for a Grammy nomination. She also released one children’s album, “As Strong as Anyone Can Be” on the Gentle Wind label with Betsy Rose.
“I found your guitar to be very well balanced and lent itself well to both fingerstyle and flatpicking. I was impressed most with its bright treble and snappy responsiveness, making it a terrific choice in both the acoustic solo and bluegrass settings. I was also very impressed with the fit and finish of your instrument. It is clear you have given the finest attention to every detail from the tonewood selection to the final finish.”