greg mahan is a cincinnati, ohio singer/songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist. his most recent album is called 'mountain boy'. it's a song cycle of 'pessimistic children's songs', themes which were apparently brought to greg's mind by the process of raising children in an uncertain world.
the songs are rich and evocative in their lyrical imagery, and they twist and turn in their arrangements and melodic sensibility. the guitar playing is excellent and exciting, showcasing a fluid fingerpicking style in a variety of exotic tunings. greg could definitely pull off a guitar soli style album, but in this case he has something to say.
get it here.