Touch of Gold by Julie Waters published on 2012/03/07 18:32:46 +0000 One of the side effects of diabetes is that my fingernails have become brittle and easy to break. For a classically trained guitarist, this is a serious problem. I had to relearn my old skills from a new perspective. I took what I knew about classical music, theory, jazz, blues, improvisation, rhythm and dynamics and developed a new style of flatpicking which incorporated an unusual capo configuration into something which I'd never heard on a solo guitar before. This CD is my celebration. It's my celebration of finding something new and beautiful out of tragedy. It's my celebration of music as art. It's my celebration of creative exploration into new territory. It's my celebration of survival. It's my dance of joy.