Les Finnigan - Acoustic Guitar Albums - CDs, DVDs


Out in the Wild

Les Finnigan - Out in the Wild - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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2016 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist
for the composition 'Double Crush'

From big polyrhythmic riffs to contrapuntal works, and dreamy melodic pieces to syncopated country blues, Canadian acoustic guitarist and composer Les Finnigan displays his love for different styles and forms and unifies them on one instrument with his inimitable artistry.

"...world-class talent and tone." 5 out of 5 stars
- Marty Peters, Recording magazine (see full review)

"Out in the Wild reveals more depth and nuance with repeated listenings and is a fine addition to Les Finnigan's musical catalogue."
- Patrick Ragains, Minor 7th (see full review)

1.   Play  Neuromotion
2.  The Dominant Phrygian
3.  Box of Gould
4.   Play  More or Less Happy
5.  Two-Faced Gunslinger
6.  Bald Cypress Blues
7.  What I Meant to Say
8.  Bungee Chord Substitution
9.  Bedtime for Night Owls
10. Sunrise Moon
11. Play  Double Crush

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2016 & 2016 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



The Brave Dog - CD / DVD

Les Finnigan - The Brave Dog - Solo Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3






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2014 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination
Instrumental Album of the Year

The Brave Dog - CD

1.   Play  Race To The Shore
2.   Eleven And A Half
3.   Curious As A Raven
4.   Drawing Board And Fret Board
5.   Play  Tip-Toeing Shadows
6.   Play  March Of The Millipede
7.   An Entire Ocean
8.   A Basket Of Snakes
9.   A Change Of Colour
10. Lullaby For A Bunny
11. Coral Piece

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2013 & 2013 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)

Live at the West Coast Guitar Night - Bonus DVD

1.   Alberico
2.   Kispiox
3.   Kathleen Marie
4.   Will And Testament
5.   March of the Millipede
6.   The Fairlane
      Excerpts From String-O-Vision
7.   The Woodcutter
8.   Palo Alto
9.   Kaleidoscope

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2011 & 2011 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)

The Brave Dog album is Les Finnigan’s 7th CD (and 2nd DVD). It is a transparent and natural-sounding recording that lets the artistry of this guitarist and composer shine through vividly. The physical album includes the bonus DVD - Les Finnigan Live at the West Coast Guitar Night. A full live set filmed in high definition wide screen at the 13th annual West Coast Guitar Night. It features some of Les Finnigan’s more rhythmic pieces plus 3 bonus tracks from his previous DVD, String-O-Vision.

"Finnigan creates lovely melodies, never trying to prove anything by his playing, but allowing his songs to sink into the soul." - Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th (see full review)



The Fiery Cart

Les Finnigan - The Fiery Cart - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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"Finnigan's use of the tonal palette of his 6-string creates aural images that are at the same time warm and inviting, and dark and complex."
- Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th (see full review)

"This is also an exceptionally good-sounding record; even through crappy computer speakers it sounds like Finnigan and his instrument are right there in the room. Nice work."
- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight (see full review)

Track Listing

1.   Play  Milonga Mystery
2.   Play  The Fairlane
3.   Play  Waiting For News
4.   Play  Magnetic Properties
5.   Play  Three Perspectives
6.   Play  Bowl O' Cocobolo
7.   Play  Fret Buzz
8.   Play  Dancing Around The Topic
9.   Play  Dreaming Arrangements
10. Play  A Sense Of Pillow
11. Play  To The Last Minute
12. Play  Tord And Bobo

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2009 & 2009 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



Things My Guitar Said
10th Anniversary Edition

Les Finnigan - Things My Guitar Said - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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2007 Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination
Best Instrumentalist - Solo

"Les Finnigan, one jawdroppingly fine acoustic guitar player, is a regular busker at Granville Island. This is a re-recording of his first album from 1997 - he's made four more since - played with a decade's worth of woodshedding behind it."
- John P. McLaughlin, The Province

 

Track Listing

1.   Play  I Caught the Key
2.   Play  Bouncing Ball
3.   Play  A One Week Trance
4.   Play  Another Wasted Sunday
5.   Play  Dave's Workshop
6.   Play  What's Your Point?
7.   Play  Finnigan's Jig
8.   Play  Dish Mountain
9.   Play  Hallow Evening
10. Play  Delta & Gromit
11. Play  Good as New
12. Play  Listening Train
13. Play  Antique Invention
14. Play  Ralph's Town
15. Play  Don't Leave Me Hanging

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©1997 & 2007 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



String-O-Vision

String-O-Vision - Les Finnigan Live in Concert DVD - The Cultch Historic Theatre


This live concert DVD was recorded on May 28, 2005 at the CD release concert for All Over the Map .


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Les Finnigan goes about the business of entertaining with passion and intensity. His incandescent guitar work and meticulous compositions are offset by the driest wit in rainy Vancouver. An exciting performance captured in glorious String-O-Vision. 18 pieces professionally shot with four cameras at The Cultch Historic Theatre.

Track Listing

1. Introduction
2. The Sneaking Sloth
3. Tug and Boom
4. PlayThe Woodcutter
5. Okanagan Ashes
6. Wrong Turn
7. Spring Ahead
8. PlayPalo Alto
9. Kathleen Marie
10. Intermission
11. Snowflake Variations
12. Tito Eggy
13. Kispiox
14. In the Shop
15. PlayThat's Not My Kilt
16. The Swinging Screen Door
17. A Mind of it's Own
18. PlayKaleidoscope
19. PlayChunks of Cheese
20. Telephone Lullaby

All compositions by Les Finnigan
2005 & 2005 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



All Over The Map

Les Finnigan - All Over The Map - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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This is Les Finnigan's most dynamic album to date; an adventurous journey through a variety of moods and clearly stated themes, played with a perfect balance of precision and excitement.

"He's very good and, on his fifth indie release, just getting better and more inventive."
- John P. McLaughlin, The Province

 

Track Listing

1.   Play  The Sneaking Sloth
2.   Play  A Wrong Turn
3.   Play  Kathleen Marie
4.   Play  Tito Eggy
5.   Play  Spring Ahead
6.   Play  Snowflake Variations
7.   Play  Will and Testament
8.   Play  The Swinging Screen Door
9.   Play  Kispiox
10. Play  A Mind of it's Own
11. Play  Okanagan Ashes
12. Play  That's Not My Kilt
13. Play  Kaleidoscope

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2005 & 2005 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



Steel String Portraits

Les Finnigan - Steel String Portraits - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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2003 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination
Outstanding Instrumental Recording

"Once released from the constraints of standard guitar tuning a player with good ears and hands can make amazing music, something Vancouver guitarist Les Finnigan has clearly figured out. His fingers don't just play, they dance."
- John P. McLaughlin, The Province

 

Track Listing

1.   Play  Palo Alto
2.   Play  Chunks Of Cheese
3.   Play  Sunderland
4.   Play  Remembering
5.   Play  Alberico
6.   Play  Broken
7.   Play  In The Shop
8.   Play  Forgetting To Breathe
9.   Play  Tug & Boom
10. Play  Letting Go
11. Play  The Island
12. Play  Swivelly Chair
13. Play  Telephone Lullaby
14. Play  Portrait

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2002 & 2002 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



Live at the Cultch

Les Finnigan - Live at The Cultch (The Cultch Historic Theatre) - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


This live album was recorded on September 22nd, 1999 at The Cultch Historic Theatre in Vancouver during the first annual West Coast Guitar Night.

This ablum is a limited release and is only available for purchace at live shows.


   

"There's nothing more naked than a guitar alone, and in this live recording from the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver-based picker Les Finnigan offers himself up unadorned. It's a brave move, and a successful one...Finnigan stands revealed as a gifted stylist and perhaps an even more talented composer."
- Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight

 

Track Listing

1.   Play  What's your Point? (Duet With Edgar Avelino)
2.   Play  Finnigan's Jig
3.   Play  Kaleidoscope
4.   Play  Bouncing Ball
5.   Play  September Again
6.   Play  Upstairs
7.   Play  The Calling
8.   Play  The Woodcutter
9.   Play  Another Wasted Sunday
10. Play  Hallow Evening

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©2000 & 2000 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)



Stories Without Words

Les Finnigan - Stories Without Words - Acoustic Guitar Album - CD, MP3


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This acoustic guitar album features some of Finnigan's most relaxing and meditative compositions, with the exception of the hit (two-handed tapping piece), "The Woodcutter".

"Finnigan's music is at times soothing, uplifting, exciting and melancholy."
- Corry Anderson-Fennel, The Now

"Finnigan specializes in pretty guitar tunes that could tame such savage beasts."
- Steve Newton, The Georgia Straight

 

Track Listing

1.   Play  The Woodcutter
2.   Play  Upstairs
3.   Play  Maybe
4.   Play  On The First of January/ A Few Days Later
5.   Play  Time Alone
6.   Play  September Again
7.   Play  April's Fool
8.   Play  Ann's Dream
9.   Play  Little One
10. Play  The Calling
11. Play  After The Drought
12. Play  Up All Night

All compositions by Les Finnigan
©1999 & 1999 String Plunker Records (SOCAN)