PRESS RELEASE – “NEW HORIZON” by Minstrel Streams
Released February 28, 2014

Minstrel Streams is proud to announce the release of their much anticipated new CD “New Horizon.”

Last fall, Minstrel Streams ventured to Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont to record their latest CD. Musical magic happened in the mountains of southern Vermont.

This beautiful album features Matt Stuart playing a Steinway B Grand Piano and Taylor acoustic guitar; and Rebecca Stuart playing a Gemeinhardt flute and Native American flutes. They were also joined by many wonderful musicians such as:
Eugene Friesen (GRAMMY winning cellist); Jill Haley (English Horn); Paul Kochanski (string bass); Matt Heaton (Bodhran drum); Noah Wilding (vocals); and Tom Eaton (percussion and accordion).

This inspired CD covers a spectrum of styles...from the classically flavored "Ancient Mariner" and "Come to the Waters" to the Native American themed "Dawn Rising" and "Visions for Tomorrow." World music elements can be found in "Memories of Kyoto" and "Celestial's Rainbow" (Celtic and Spanish).

Special thanks to Tom Eaton for his excellent job of recording, mixing, and mastering; and Will Ackerman for inspiring and enabling this project.

Reviewers are saying:

“New Horizon is one of those instantly enjoyable, immensely accessible, and just downright friendly and inviting albums that come along once in a blue moon. Listening to guitarist/pianist Matt Stuart and his wife Rebecca, a flutist, is like having life-long friends come over to the house, sit a spell, and play for you…
Charming may seem a weak descriptor of music to some, but if you actually examine the definition, it reads "the power or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration… delight greatly." I was greatly delighted every time I spun this disc and I doubt any acoustic music lover will feel differently.”

Bill Binkelman
Zone Music Reporter

“Absolutely Beautiful! This is one of my favorite releases of 2014. Heartfelt compositions with exquisite performances and instrumentation. This music will take you on a relaxing and blissful journey. Highly recommended!”
Laura Sullivan, GRAMMY winner

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"Ancient Mariner" Video

From the DVD "New Horizon" by Aerial Ambience - a collaborative effort between Minstrel Streams and Sky Lakes Media to create stunning scenic videos and beautiful music to calm the soul and relax the mind.



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