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Carl Roa

Carl Roa - Eternity - 2007 - Mere Media

"ass kickingly ferocious jazz fusion/progressive hard rock... Roa is an extremely formidable player..." - GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE

"Hot, hot, hot all instrumental progressive... prolific chops... - PROGRESSION MAGAZINE

"WOW!, talk about a power trio... Roa has a solid feel for rock and fusion which makes for an interesting variety of sounds... "FUSE MAGAZINE

“…will blow you away if you like technical progressive fusion…” - AURAL INNOVATIONS

Carl Roa stated guitar at the age of 15. His focus on guitar lead him to attended Berklee College of Music. After two years at Berklee, Carl went to the University of Miami to study music composition after gaining a music scholarship. After graduation Carl signed with Cane Records with the band Treehouse. The band’s debut cd was partially funded by one of Carl's all time guitar heroes Pat Metheny. Carl moved to New York with the Magic Elf band. Carl also became a producer and engineer for Magic Elf and other bands. “Eternity” is an exceptional instrumental album with Carl covering rock, blues and fusion with some brilliantly played classical arpeggios in the mix. The guy can play anything, and like many guitarists on this blog, “one of the best guitarists you have never heard of”. John Petrucci of Dream Theater said, "Carl Roa's playing on the new cd is phenomenal! Great work man!" The legendary Jethro tull’s frontman, Ian Anderson lauded Carl Roa’s "exceptional technical excellence." Modern Guitars” magazine described Carl Roa’s playing style as “a cross between Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Morse. His tone is massive." Carl's unique and diverse playing style has put him at the forefront of today's progressive rock /jazz fusion scene. Carl penned eight of the album’s ten tracks. “Captain's Chair” was composed by the band’s bassist, Joe Ferlito, and Carl and his band also cover John Coltrane’s classic “Giant Steps”. “Eternity” is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Carl’s “Lord of the Strings” album and support real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 109 Mb]


1. Risen 4:32
2. Calling All Monsters 5:30
3. Eternity 6:49
4. Highway Song 3:52
5. Swamp Stomp 4:39
6. Giant Steps 5:05
7. Captain's Chair 4:04
8. King Of Kings 4:39
9. Lullaby (For Christina and Julie)2:43
10. Down With The Ship 6:03

All tracks composed by Carl Roa except Track 6 by John Coltrane, and Track 7 by Joe Ferlito


Carl Roa - Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Joe Ferlito - Electric Bass, Bass Pedals, Percussion
Ricky Martinez - Drums, Percussion
Lynn Roa - Vocals on Track 10


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Gruguons said...

Thanks for this one, this giant step version is quite unexpected but pretty nice

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,Gruguons. TVM for comment, and keep in touch...Paul

francisco santos said...

hello have you heard is new album ''Lord of the Strings (2013)'' ???...just say the word...SYL

Ernest said...


Thank you so much for sharing this CD of this great guitar player with us...

I should say his technic and sound are both amazing!

Greetings from Nenest

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Francisco. Yes thanks. I've bought "LOTS" and I'd recommend it to everybody. TTUL...alligator!...Paul

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Ernest. How are you? Isn't Carl a great musician? "Lord Of The Strings" and Magic Elf's "Heavy Meddle" are worth checking out too. TVM & TTU later...Paul

Bennett said...

Good post Paul, a good guitar album, thanks Bennett

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Bennett. How are you? I'm glad you like the album. TVM & TTU later...Paul

Certifiablockhead said...

exceptional...also listened to the cut on your page, 3rd stone from the sun, and love it, thanks for turning me on to such great guitar music, saludos...

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, Certifiablockhead! No probs. Glad you enjoy real music. Saludos, & TTU soon...Paul