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The Crooked Road - Artist's Biography

Guitarist William Coulter has been recording and performing traditional music since 1981. He has performed with the bands Isle of Skye, Orison, the Coulter-Phillips Ensemble and most recently in duo with classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery.

He has recorded two solo albums—Celtic Sessions and Celtic Crossing—as well as three albums of traditional Shaker melodies with cellist Barry PhillipsSimple Gifts, Tree of Life and Music on the Mountain—all on the Gourd Music label. William has appeared on compilations produced on the Narada label, Windham Hill and Hearts of Space. Four of these recordings have appeared on Billboard magazine’s “top ten” lists.

His recent touring and recording collaboration with Benjamin Verdery has produced a debut duo CD called 'Song for Our Ancestors' on Solid Air Records.

In 1998 William produced Celtic Requiem for Windham Hill Records, which features vocalist Mary Mc Laughlin. He was recently featured on a sampler produced by the Columbia Record Club featuring violinist Hillary Hahn and Máire Ní Bhraonáin, the lead singer of Clannad.

As well as performing and recording, William works as a producer and recording engineer, and teaches guitar at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During the summer has taught at a number of music camps including the National Guitar Summer Workshop and Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School andthe Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.

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