Robert Linton
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Webpage: http://www.robertlinton.com
Location: Logan, Utah, United States
Description: Whisperings at Nightfall by Robert Linton is a Soft Adult Contemporary sound composed on the classical guitar. The instrumental guitar work is performed with an arrangement of instruments including cello, violin, english horn, and others.
Biography: Growing up, Robert was always surrounded by music of different sorts. Before Robert's birth in October, 1981, his grandfather was a well known pianist/organist in the Logan, Utah music scene. Robert's father grew up playing the saxophone in front of large crowds with his band mates. Robert would always pound the keys on the piano while his older sister would play complicated piano pieces, in which soon after it would be his turn to practice. Robert liked to listen while his father would play a mean slide guitar. Music from the guitar would include impromptu pieces and famous songs from classic rock artists such as Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens, and Simon and Garfunkel. Robert grew up listening to these bands and learning any song he could by ear. The list of songs could play grew as he took his first guitar lessons in 1993. Starting with more simple pieces, Robert studied the licks of incredible guitarists such as Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Trying to match their style, he would plug away on his first electric guitar.

Through his teenage years, Robert's music collect grew as he discovered new music from artists of the past and present. It was during his high school years that he took the knowledge he had gained from his teachers that he begun composing his first songs. One song in particular that can be heard on his new CD release "Whisperings at Nightfall" "Autumn Moon", was written during this time. At the end of his days in high school, Robert revealed his guitar skills to his class mates playing a medley of Metallica songs with a friend playing along on cello. From this point, everyone besides his close friends would bring up the word guitar during conversations. After high school, Robert attended college at Utah State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. During this time, a majority of his guitar pieces were composed.

2001 revealed Robert's early demo with songs such as Scent of Rain, Mountain Mist, and Autumn Moon. After his college graduation in 2004, his first CD Pale Shades was completed, which was soon followed by his second release in 2005 Within the Outline. During his promotion for Within the Outline, Robert connected with Will Ackerman, founder of the famous Windham Hill record Label, to record his newest CD release "Whisperings at Nightfall". With Will coaching him on performing styles, particular songs were taken and transformed from Robert's earlier CD recordings. For the first time, other instruments were added into the mix creating a beautiful arrangement of guitar, cello, violin, english horn, bass, vocals, and percussion. At the present time, Robert will be setting out to introduce his new CD "Whisperings at Nightfall" to the music scene.

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