Over the course of music history, the city of Detroit has been known to produce some of the finest musicians around. Included in that list is shred guitar virtuoso Sammy Boller, as he releases his new track “Path of the Heart,” available via Candyrat Records on all digital service providers. The scorching new track showcases Sammy’s dexterous talents in terms of both songwriting and playing capacity, proving that sometimes the guitar is the only “voice” needed to create beautiful soundscapes and ferocious dynamics. “Path of the Heart” can be seen below.
Those familiar with Detroit and its surrounding areas will recognize the historic Redford Theatre as the backdrop to the “Path of the Heart” music video. Sammy makes his guitar histrionics look completely effortless as he deftly moves between dynamics and techniques, giving a one-man clinic to a theater that is empty due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, venues across the nation have been devastated by the ongoing pandemic, which gave Sammy the impetus to film at the theatre that has been in operation since 1928. However, even in the midst of struggle and strife, the light on the arts will never go out as represented by the ghost light on stage next to Sammy.
Earlier this year, Sammy released his solo debut “Kingdom of the Sun” – a stunning prog-tinged instrumental love letter to the guitar with blistering pyrotechnics. Music videos for the lead tracks “Kingdom of the Sun” and “Cloak of Light” give an up close and personal look at Sammy’s graceful style, and the recently released playthrough video for “The Empress” gives an intimate perspective of Sammy’s spectacular technique.
After Joe Satriani selected him as a winner in Guitar Center’s “Master Satriani” class in 2012, guitar virtuoso Sammy Boller has gone on to become an internationally acclaimed player, scoring a Billboard Top 20 hit with Citizen Zero’s “Go (Let Me Save You)” in 2016. In March of 2020, Sammy released his debut solo album “Kingdom of the Sun” to critical acclaim. Sammy is sponsored by Friedman Amplification, touring the US and Europe to sponsor clinics and gear demonstrations, and is also a guest columnist and virtual instructor at Guitar World Magazine.