Angelfire, the new project featuring Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse and female singer Sarah Spencer, will release its debut album on August 11 via Radiant Records.
Morse's career has encompassed everything from bluegrass, to jazz fusion, to hard rock. Whether writing and performing with the Dixie Dregs, Kansas or Deep Purple, Steve's unique approach to guitar has earned him a place among the instrument's most respect artists. Meanwhile, a young prodigy has been honing her skills as a singer and songwriter, waiting for her moment. A chance meeting between the two begins a musical partnership between master and apprentice, yet artists of different domains.
Steve's dynamic, virtuoso style melds with Sarah's passionate singing and pop sensibility. At first recalling Sarah McLachlan meets John McLaughlin, or Alison Krauss & Robert Plant; Angelfire soars beyond compare and into the hearts of audiences hungry for unique new music. The album also features Steve Morse Band members Van Romaine on drums and Dave La Rue on bass.
Commented Morse: "It's kind of acoustic stuff that I wrote with this girl singer [Sarah Spencer] that is so good. I knew her parents and they said, 'You've got to hear my daughter.' I heard her, and she was really pretty good. So I listened to more stuff, and I said bring her over and let's see if we can write something together. We did, and that first take, just nailed it."
[Source: via e-Prog]