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Much Thanks

to my family and friends, specifically; Christine Porubsky, Rob Poland, Randy Wills, Don Ross, Dan LaVoie, Jeff Schmidt, Antoine DuFour, Jared Guth, Thomas Leeb, Nicholas Barron, Stephen Bennett, Masa Sumide, Huang Chia Wei, Isato Nakagawa, Jacques Stotzem, Masaaki Kishibe, and Steve Lukather. My life and career has been enriched by knowing each of you. I am forever grateful.

Credits

All Songs Copyright 2007 Andy McKee ASCAP / BMI Publishing All Rights Reserved, except Ill Be Over You, written by Toto Venus As A Boy, written by Bjork Andy uses Dean Markley Strings and plays Andrew White and Naga Guitars

Websites

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The Gates of Gnomeria A tune inspired

by my inner-geek, for sure! This song is inspired by the likes of Tolkien, The Elder Scrolls, Warcraft, and Dungeons and Dragons. I wanted to tell an aural tale of some adventurers traveling through caverns to a deep dark place in the heart of the earth. Their journey takes them to a subterranean city of magic ruled by gnomes called Gnomeria, where spells and technologies have evolved outside of human influence. I hope you can see it!

All Laid Back and Stuff Like

Dependant Arising Dependant Arising is a term I have seen in a few books

Ill Be Over You I kind of got hooked on the melody of this tune so I wound up
trying to arrange it for solo guitar. This is my second arrangement of a 1980s tune and it just happens to be by Toto, like the last one as well!

nearly all of my tunes, I was having a hard time naming this one. I played it for a friend and he said Thats all laid back and stuff. I agreed.

while studying Buddhism. From my understanding, it basically means that for anything to come into existence, it is dependent on every other thing in the universe. I think it is a pretty profound and accurate view of life as we know it.

Venus as a Girl This is an arrangement of one of my absolute favorite songs


by Icelandic singer Bjork. Originally, the song is titled Venus As A Boy. I really love all of the textures and there is such a smooth melody in there. This is the first tune where I have abandoned the solo guitar path. There are around 10 tracks of guitar on this tune!

She For my fiancee,Christine. Nakagawa-san A dedication to the steelstring forefather of Japan, Isato Nakagawa. Isato invited me to perform with him and Masaaki Kishibe in Japan back in 2005. It was such an honor and I absolutely loved the culture and people. In this tune I tried to emulate parts of Isatos style, particularly his guitar vibrato, by shaking the entire guitar.

7-14 For my life-long friend Jacob and his wife Kim. July 14th is their wedding day.

Ebon Coast The sonic opposite of the Ivory Coast. This is the first tune
I composed on my acoustic baritone guitar.

A Sphere Inspired by the flawless shape. Ouray I once took a spring vacation trip with some friends to a remote Colorado
village named Ouray. It was such a beautiful and inspiring place, located in the San Juan Mountains.