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-. ,L 132 - CAPE GAZETTE '- Friday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006 Local guitarist Mack releases new CD By Molly Albertson Cape Gazette staff Keith Mack plays in many bands, but for his new CD he went solo. And although the music might be mellow, Mack says that doesn't mean he's mellowing out. In fact he is working harder than ever. "I like the idea of doing some- thing totally self-contained," Mack said. The acoustic, finger- style guitar CD is entitled "While We're Here" and features Mack playing the guitar, with an occa- sional drumbeat but no singing. On two songs, he plays interna- tional acoustic instruments, but other than that, the CD is all gui- File photo tar. Mack finishe d recording the Cape Region guitarist music in July, and production was Keith Mack has released, "While We're Here," a solo completed in August. CD. "I don't think I'm slowing down," he said. "It's more work "There's a lot to learn there with because it's much more difficult the right-hand technique," he said. to play and more challenging," he Because there is no band to blend said. with, "there's more going on," he Mack said touring with the said. "You're trying to cover it all 1980s band Scandal this summer, yourself." playing restaurants and recording the CD was almost too much for It's all in the nails him. He also has a studio and Mack is so dedicated to this plays with lots of local bands, craft he has taken steps that some Still, the new CD is a change of might call extreme. Instead of pace for Mack, even if it isn't a using metal guitar picks like some slowdown, artists, Mack has three acrylic "Usually I've played the elec- nails on his right hand to better tric guitar or in rock bands," Mack play the guitar. His left hand nails said. He said he has always are filed to the quick. played the acoustic guitar, but he "Now I have to worry about my has taken special interest in it for nails," he said laughing. He said the last few years, they are filed just-so, "they're not "I think it's a style or genre peo- rounded, but square with an pie don't hear much," Mack said. angle." The finger style, which Mack Mack said the metal picks compared to classical guitar play- sound different than nailsut his ing, is also more complicated to real nlsbreaktoooftens0hehas execute than other styles, he said. Continued On page 133' , Save 25 % to 50% On collections from Baker * Hickory Chair * Henredon Sticldey * Henkel-Harris * Milling Road * Century Hancock & Moore * Vanguard * Lexington * Habersham Wright Table Co. * Wesley Hall * Brown Jordan and The Ralph Lauren Home Collection Delaware's Finest Steaks & Subs -I 227-SUBS (7827) rl RI. 1 Lighthouse Plaza !ne, to Kmart) l I   -- .... ! Featuring ___.,[.I I Searching for thot hard-to-find item, -' lll_ -- . ,, ,, ..... , Find it in the Cape -s! .-% b ;. -1-