Damon Buxton is an American contemporary classical acoustic guitarist and composer. He uses silent spaces, open tunings, natural reverb, and double picking to create a beautifully sparse and resonant sound, playing through the air without pickups, effects, or electronic assistance. He delivers an uplifting and engaging solo guitar performance with positive humor and grace.
After a 2007 release produced in collaboration with Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman, he built his own studio and set about recording some of the world ’s most intimate acoustic guitar recordings.
Damon has performed at Kirkland Performance Center and Bastyr University Chapel in Seattle, The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, and other performing arts centers throughout the US.
His latest solo guitar recording, A Winter’s Night, was released in November 2018 and is available at DamonBuxton.com, iTunes, Amazon, and everywhere popular music is sold.
“Nice, haunting guitar melodies, as if from the soundtrack of a foreign movie about death and first love.” – Neil Gaiman, Author
“Damon Buxton is a rare, unique visionary on the acoustic guitar.” – Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire
“Damon Buxton reveals quality and expertise… remarkably creating an intimate setting with melodies that are pure delight and, in short, amazing.” – Alejandro Clavijo, Reviews New Age
“Like a writer who speaks volumes with a few words, Buxton’s sparse style shouts to the rooftops that the musical voice you hear is one to be reckoned with.” – RJ Lannan, New Age Reporter
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