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Ralph Towner's Guitar Journey

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Ralph Towner's Guitar Journey

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Ralph Towner's Guitar Journey

Ralph Towner's Guitar Journey

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Ralph Towner, playing in NPR's Studio 4A. Chris Nelson hide caption

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Ralph Towner, playing in NPR's Studio 4A.

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Album Tracks

'Anniversary Song'

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'Freeze Frame'

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'Always by Your Side'

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'Oleander Etude'

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'My Man's Gone Now'

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'If'

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Musician Ralph Towner's career spans more than 30 years. In the early 1970s he played with the Paul Winter Consort and was a founding member of the group Oregon. Today he's a prolific solo artist on the acoustic guitar.

His new album, Time Line, was recorded at a monastery in the Austrian Alps. Towner was in NPR's Studio 4A recently to play some of his songs. He talks about Gershwin, living in Italy and his journey as a jazz pioneer on classical and 12-string guitars.

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Album
Time Line
Artist
Ralph Towner
Label
ECM Records
Released
2006

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