"From delicate self-penned Celtic airs to emboldened and darkly grooving tunes, Art Turner's latest offering delivers music for those wishing to sit back and relax or delve into his rich world of instrumental guitar compositions... like a weary traveller the listener can let Art's landscapes drift past the window or stop the bus and ramble within the music's forested riches."
-- David Ross MacDonald (the Waifs)
"(Turner) gets amazing sounds out of his guitar and the recorded tone is absolutely stunning! (Sonora) is a treat."
-- James Jensen, Solid Air Records (USA)
" Sonora is a beautiful piece with all the polish in the world without the sterilization that often happens when polish outshines emotion."
-- Will Ackerman, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records
Art's 2006 release, Sonora, heralds the return of Hugh Marsh (violin) and bassist Michael Manring. Also joining Art on this project will be the stunning cellist Anne Bourne (Anne has recorded and performed with Jane Siberry and Loreena McKennitt, and is responsible for the inspiring theme music for CBC Television's The Nature of Things with David Suzuki) and the brilliant violist Richard Moody (The Bills, Swing Soniq, Paris to Kyiv, The Glen Buhr Quartet). Click on the track below for a sneak peek at what Art believes to be his deepest, richest, most listenable record yet.