Guthrie's CD "Conscious Collective" is a stellar collection
of real musicianship. He delves into blues, folk and rock and makes
the listener think. This is what creative music is all about."The
Upper Room with Joe Kelley"Joe
Kelley, WVOF 88.5 fm.
Guthrie's CD "Conscious Collective" has everything a music
afficionado would want.
tunes carry you from blues to rock to jazz. You heard "The
parts are greater than the whole" it applies in this case!
The thoughtful lyrics demonstrate Michael's social involvement and
sharp intelect...For an example listen to "Military Coup"
on the jukebox!Estheticaly pleasing packaging as well. What more
could I say about it? A 21st century version of the 60's? Yes! At
the risk of sounding clicheed I dare say the tracks just keeps you
listening til the end.The varied sound texturing coupled with that
firm unwavering voice just nails every track right on! Like a master
carpenter driving a nail with one blow! I give this CD a strong
4 1/2 microphones"
Claude Gagne Claude
Gagne of K.L.O.D. Music eZine, "Master poet, creator and host of his most exceptional eZine"
Also - See Claude Gagne Interview
aptly titled 'Conscious Collective' by Michael Guthrie is one of
those rare gems that would (and should) fit anyone's music collection.
The pervading transcendent spirit underlying each track acts as
a soothing magic carpet connecting a multi-styled soundscape of
dynamic textures, ideas and groove, with the thread of his broad
soft pallette. Guthrie's versatility and musical wisdom are equally
reflected in songs; sometimes provocative, sometimes universal.
Throughout is a voice of conscience, depth and healing.
Sonic Pleasure! I think I'll ask him to produce my next album!"
Kurt Myhaver - "Host of the Hopvine Songwriters Showcase"
Conscious Collective, Seattle's Michael Guthrie provides us with
more than just an eclectic mix of folk, blues and jazz. Whether
commenting on US foreign policy, as in Military Coup, or talking
about relationships as in Love Me Like a Friend, Guthrie's passion
for his fellow man shines through. His guitar playing is superb
throughout. He can switch from one guitar style to another with
little effort. Check out the jazzy stylings of Bloom'n and the steel
sounds on Look'n at the World. MichaelGuthrie has produced a CD
that is both entertaining and thought provoking. I'm glad somebody
is still doing that.
Jim Dupuis - CFBX 92.5 FM (theX) Host of Jazz Notes with Jim