Marianne and Allan were relaxing at home on Canada Day last July when Marianne composed this lilting, open tuning piece. When they recorded it for reference, the traditional Canada Day fireworks were lighting up the sky and they can be heard here on the recording, seemingly synchronized with the performance and suggesting the title, Fireworks. Girard uses an open C tuning with the bass string tuned way down to an A. Her 1963 rosewood D-50 Guild might be the only guitar that can hold such a low tuning.
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Fraser & Girard Join Forces, Create Magic
Musicians Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard had been crossing paths for more than thirty years. One evening in August 2013, over tea, they met again under a Japanese maple tree on College Street in Toronto and the two well established and highly regarded Canadian singer/songwriters joined heads, hearts and their two lifetimes of music.
"This new collaboration, Fraser & Girard, shows all the magic that can occur when two gifted singer/songwriters join forces. Both have great songs. Both have everything it takes to completely satisfy an audience on their own. Together, they offer an abundance of riches. The resulting musical chemistry unfolds in spontaneous and unpredictable ways, creating one moment after another of unexpected grace and joy." — David Hines, Toronto
With great pleasure, we present this exciting, new collaboration, Fraser & Girard.