Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Palm-Istry

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Palm-Istry

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Adam Palma

(Polskie Radio)

Imaginative fingerstylist crosses genres in diverse set

The title of Adam Palma's Palm-istry is more than wordplay on the UK-based Polish guitarist's name. The palm-reading metaphor identifies this collection as a summation of the fingerstylist's career so far, as well as a signpost to his future.

Palma touches on his electric rock guitar roots with an acoustic Jimi Hendrix medley, where the razor wire strum of "Hey Joe" dovetails into popping fingerpicking on a swaggering "The Wind Cries Mary." This, along with the ringing, rocking "Into Battle," is just a warm-up for the main event.

A trio of acoustic legends who have inspired and played with Palma -Tommy Emmanuel, Al Di Meola and Biréli Lagrene- are the true focus of this set. …

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