Trifield Guitar Project, New Virtuoso Trio, Readies Debut Album "Montana Suite"

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Album Out Aug. 26, Recorded by Grammy-winner Neil Citron

New virtuoso trio Trifield Guitar Project is readying its debut album "Montana Suite," a genre-defying guitar tour-de-force available worldwide Aug. 26, 2013 on Trifield Guitar Project Label.

Canadian classical guitarist Karl Marino, Israeli blues/rock guitarist Rami Halperin and American-born jazz/rock guitarist Alexander Sill met by chance last summer in Montana at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival, an invite-only workshop for guitarists. Excited by their unique chemistry, the trio set to work on "Montana Suite" with New Zealand-born bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Wesley Ritenour, son of jazz guitar legend Lee Ritenour. Grammy-winner Neil Citron recorded the album.

The centerpiece of "Montana Suite" is its title track, a 15-minute longform composition written for the group's forthcoming performance at The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival on Aug. 27. Other performers at the festival include Pat Metheny and Robben Ford.

"Montana Suite" also features other new compositions from the group’s members, and a rendition of Ralph Towner and John Abercrombie’s formidable “Juggler’s Etude.”

Proceeds from "Montana Suite" CD sales will be donated to Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation, which provides scholarships to the weeklong Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival workshop for Montana guitar students and teachers, and supports other nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving the natural wonders of Northwest Montana.

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Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation
The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2009. Its mission is celebrating the artistry of the guitar and the magical splendor of Montana, which is inspired by the unique ecosystem and natural beauty of the Crown of the Continent region. The foundation’s goal is to become an internationally recognized center for the guitar for study, performance, and composition.

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