El Niño

Hank Easton

El Niño
Performed By Hank Easton
Album UPC 634479581779
CD Baby Track ID 3749805
Label Hank Easton
Released 2007-01-01
BPM 124
Rated 0
ISRC ushm80755475
Year 2007
Spotify Plays 33
Writer Henry Mark Easton (ASCAP) (aka.Hank Easton)
Pub Co BunFull Of Honey Music (ASCAP)
Composer Henry Mark Easton (ASCAP) (aka.Hank Easton)
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - California - LA


Powerful yet pleasant to the ear, the electric guitar work on this CD is astounding and memorable.



The powerfully adventurous instrumental album “11” features Easton on the electric guitar. Nine tracks of high-energy guitar fusion with his smokin' band! Influences coming through on this album include Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, and Joe Satriani, to name a few!

This stylistically diverse, technically intricate collection lets Easton showcase his blazing talent. With incredible speed, yet not relying on a whole stack of effects, Easton uses his fingers to produce a stunning variety of tasty licks that rip it up on “Orange Roughy,” “El Niño,” “Coming Home” and many more. Easton’s uniquely electrified but reverent arrangement of Franz Schubert’s 1825 classic “Ave Maria” is another dazzling treat on this disc. The rich and varied tones are produced by his modified Ibanez guitars (Roadstar Series and Artist).

Live performances of the “11” tracks with the Hank Easton Group, and his lead guitar work with a Steely Dan tribute band, have garnered him wide critical acclaim and a cult-like following of devoted fans, many of whom are guitarists themselves. Check out live video clips on Hank’s website (www.hankeaston.com) and on You Tube. Listening to “11,” you get to hear Mr. Easton really cut loose. Crank it up!

Hank Easton

A musician who has been labeled “San Diego’s best kept secret,” Hank Easton may not be able to hang on to this moniker much longer. The secret is quickly coming out of the bag. Arguably the best guitarist in the San Diego area, he is rapidly attracting fans worldwide to his unique style of jazz-pop-rock-blues-fusion guitar playing and songwriting. With the release of three new CDs of original music in just the past year, Easton is destined to become a important figure in jazz/rock guitar and composition over the next few years.

Easton has spent nearly his entire life with a guitar in his hands. Originally from New York, Easton began playing guitar at age five. He was classically trained at The Cleveland Institute of Music from early childhood until age 17. During those years he also began playing electric guitar, counting among his influences the premier guitarists/artists of the time—Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Steely Dan, Carlton, Benson, Clapton, Howe, Santana, Frampton, and others.

Already a seasoned club guitarist after graduating from The Ohio State University in 1985, Easton decided to move to Southern California. He continued developing his own style and gaining new fans. While Hank has sustained his love of classical music and acoustic guitar, he is known mostly for his prowess on the electric guitar.
Easton's artistic fluency and versatility as a guitarist immediately established him as an in-demand performer, sideman and studio musician on the Southern California circuit. In addition to his solo guitar work he has a four-piece fusion band, “The Hank Easton Group,” which displays all facets of his guitar work. Easton is currently the featured guitarist in San Diego's most popular award-winning tribute band, "The Steely Damned."
Aside from live performances, Easton continues producing in his studio. The first new recordings since “Show Me A Sign” in 1995, Easton recently released three new CDs: “Snapshots,” “Nylon and Steel” and “Eleven.” Currently, he is also writing and recording for television and film.
It has been said that “you can’t keep some secrets for long.” Now you are in on it too!

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