Dugre, Ryan – “Gardens” – [Engine Studios]
I’m going to go out an a limb and say this guitarist’s name is pronounced (doo-GRAY). What we have here are beautiful, simple guitar instrumentals on his debut solo album. Simple, melancholy for the most part, and absolutely lovely. The notes flow from the guitar like water from a gently splashing fountain. There is an Irish folksong tinge to some of them, and they are so short that they leave you wishing for more.