Mirrors, on Smeaty Chips Music, is guitarist Bill Pierce's first compact disc release, featuring an impressive collection of original contemporary fusion tracks, exhibiting Pierce's clearly focused melodic creativity and dynamic approach to his instrument. With this CD, Pierce stakes his claim in the Northeast spotlight as Maine's premiere fusion guitarist. The compositions on Mirrors lean more toward the rock side of fusion, with wah-wahed lead breaks, intense blues boogie and shred-like technical craftsmanship evident throughout the record. An infectious, highly enjoyable album, Mirrors showcases Pierce's individual musical style to guitar fans everywhere.
Bill began studying classical violin at an early age, but at age fourteen he switched allegiances to guitar. He later graduated with honors from the renowned Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music at the University of Maine. Bill also has ten years of experience as a live performer in bands such as The Loners, Shy Boy and Joyride. His music has been featured in Mike Varney's "Hometown Heroes" column in Guitar World and Guitar Player's "Auditions On Call" feature.
Pierce currently performs throughout the Northeast with his own act, Cobalt Blue, and works as a freelance guitar instructor in Maine. Bill has charted his future with enthusiasm and is already at work on his second solo CD.
Smeaty Chips Music
RR2 Box 6305
Carmel, ME 04419