|I have completed a new CD called...
Paul Gilbert and Freddie Nelson - United States
Freddie is an amazing vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer who happens to be from the same town in Pennsylvania where I grew up. We always knew about each other, but I moved to California before we had a chance to work together. This new CD is our first collaboration.
After making two instrumental guitar albums, I am thrilled to come back to vocal music with Freddie at the microphone. Spending some time with instrumental music allowed me to focus on my guitar and reach a higher level than ever before. I wanted to keep that high level of focus on my guitar playing for this record, so it was great having Freddie handling the vocals, co-writing the songs, and co-producing.
We chose the title "United States" to reflect our united "states of mind" while working together. And of course it is the country where we live.
The album is already released in Japan and will be released in Europe and America soon.
We will be playing our first LIVE shows in Japan in February, and with any luck, that will be just the beginning.