Kevin Breit (from the album Stella Bella Strada available on Stony Plains Records)
Stella Bella Strada sonically translates to a shape-shifting musical experience, master guitarist/composer Kevin Breit the captain and crew on the recent release. Rather than stacking up songs on the album, Kevin Breit creates individual audio moments, roller coaster rides that swoop and swirl (“Kick at the Grape”) and Tex Mex slip’n’slides (“of Milk and Honey”) while reverential strings wrap around weaving guitar lines (“A Common Vow”). As a composer, Kevin Breit builds cinematic masterpieces of sound, his guitar a playful companion for the film noir soundtrack in “Vegas Address’ as it drifts like a western breeze over “Shoo the Bluebird”. Kevin Breit is a six-string Svengali on Stella Bella Strada, creating the sounds and moods for the album with his guitar, finding himself in the credits column as producer and engineer as well as mixing and mastering.
The guitar sounds on the album are otherworldly, alien riffs channeled from distance space and other times, the notes tripping and falling over a rhythmic rumble in “Buttons and Zippers” and uttering a molasses slow growl on “Mother’s Cupboard”. For Kevin Breit, the album came together when his dreams were made real with a special gift, and he summarized the recording saying that ‘Stella Bella Strada loosely translates to ‘beautiful star of the road’ and is aptly named for a new guitar built by master luthier and grand friend, Joseph Yanuziello. Did I want a one-of-a-kind instrument that could offer a fiery tone and is capable of fitting in many genres? Yes. Did I want an instrument that was lightweight and didn’t require a chiropractor after every show? Yes. Did I want Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren peeking out from under the Mojo pickup grills? Yes. Did I want it to light up when it was in high gear? Yes. Did I want my initials on the tone and volume controls? Why not? So, this is where the road trip starts’. The count of four begins a march down the midway led by a carnival calliope and a wandering horn section in “Marcell Loren” as Kevin Breit makes a musical spectacle of the Stella Bella Strada title track.
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