San Diego's Slayen & Fox Guitar Duo have recently released Reflections Of San Diego, a smooth blending of flamenco, classical and Latin styles and influences that's melodic enough to warrant broad audience appeal, yet laced with a fiery, virtuosic quality that keeps guitar lovers interested throughout the album. The CD is a tribute to the beautiful city of San Diego, and, being that the area is packed with talented guitar players, the music is an authentic and upbeat reflection of the scene. Songs such as "Sunny & 70", "Santa Ana Winds", "Gaslamp Tango (Zabrina's Song)" and "Shores Of La Jolla" evoke images of the area (best appreciated if you live there, or have had the good fortune to visit), and can also be appreciated as top quality music in its own right. Slayen and Fox should have a long career ahead of them with their instrumental and compositional skills already sharpened - and bound to improve even more.
Mike Slayen and Scott Fox grew up in the same San Diego neighborhood and both began playing guitar at a very young age. They both found themselves studying classical guitar with well-known local teacher and performer Fred Benedetti at Grossmont College. They decided to form the Slayen & Fox Guitar Duo while attending San Diego State University during their graduate studies in classical guitar and music composition. In the late summer of 2002, they began writing and recording, eventually releasing their 10 song CD entitled Reflections Of San Diego.
Slayen and Fox have been actively promoting their new CD at venues all over San Diego, Los Angeles and other Southern California locales. They recently performed live on San Diego's local Channel 7/39 on their Concert on the Square series.
Slayen & Fox
6390 Lake Arago Ave.
San Diego, CA 92119