Track of the Week: “Jenna’s Eyes,” by Paul Reed Smith
April 6, 2011 1 Comment
Paul Reed Smith guitars are world renowned for their excellent playability, craftsmanship and sound. I am proud to say that most PRS guitars are made right here in Maryland, across the Bay Bridge in Stevensville on Kent Island.
When I look at a PRS guitar, I can see the passion for guitar-making in the figured maple top and the intricate fretboard inlays. There’s a man behind that passion. His name is obvious. What may not be obvious is that Paul Reed Smith is an excellent guitar player in his own right. Take a listen to a live performance of “Jenna’s Eyes” from the album Look at the Moon.
Smith’s touch and vibrato are excellent and his chops are top-notch. There’s an effortlessness to his playing that is calming and inspiring. I am glad to see that Smith’s busy life as a business owner still affords him time to play because as long as his passion compels him to play, it will compel him to make great guitars.
For more information about me and the guitar lessons that I give in and around Baltimore, visit www.ewguitar.com.