Guitarist/educator/composer Carl Baldassarre inaugural solo album, GRAND BOULEVARD runs the gamut of musical genres, incorporating guitar rock, funk, ballads, R&B, reggae and orchestral pop, all featuring Baldassarre as chief axeman and composer.
The album is receiving early raves from the press with the UK’s Fireworks Magazine declaring the album to be “flawlessly crafted, genre-spanning and offering something for everyone. Highly impressive!” Progsheet enthused that the album is “bursting with strong, catchy compositions and memorable guitar acrobatics…” The UK’s Powerplay avowed, “This Grand Boulevard has roses along the way”.
Composed primarily during the isolation of covid, GRAND BOULEVARD is produced by Phil Naish, who has produced Grammy Award-winning albums for Steven Curtis Chapman and has played on albums with such luminaries as Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Kenny Chesney, along with Mark Hornsby (Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Foreigner) and Baldassarre himself. GRAND BOULEVARD was recorded at world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London as well as at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, IN.
For the inside story and inspiration behind each track on Grand Boulevard click here