williamtyler2William Tyler – Impossible Truth (rating 4 out of 5)

William Tyler is a guitarist and a much in demand session  player touring with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Candi Staton, and Lambchop, this versatile musician has also written songs for Eddie Rabbit, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many others.

Despite being an instrumental album, the record vey much evokes the spirit of the 70’s singer songwriter era.  The songs are open and spacious, with touches of bluegrass in places, and elements of ska, and sitar music sprinkled throughout.  “The Geography of Nowhere” more than subtly references “Paint it Black,” and the opus- like closer, “The World is Set Free” is worth the price of admission alone.  If you listen to one instrumental album all year, you have just found the one to put on your Christmas list.