Guitarists and composers Dave Erickson and Jim Carr started New Latitude to share their passion for contemporary instrumental acoustic guitar music.

“Easy-listening with a side of bliss. Skilled and warm. Sharp and smooth. Crisp and free. New Latitude’s latest studio album, Wood Steel and Grace, is a relaxing, inspiring, rejuvenating and daydreaming exercise in musical depth. An acoustic guitar album at its core, each player has found his wheelhouse in that no one ever gains—or loses—his relevance. For, this album is truly the sum of its parts—strings to tubs, as the musical relationship between them is ever present in their veteran delivery. In sum, a lovely instrumental album, clearly made with that intention by a few masters of their craft. It could only be a win.”  The Ark of Music

“Noted for their ability to move fluidly across genres, New Latitude have created a work full of vibrancy that sparkles, dancing off the pages, captivating the emotions as they take you from jazz, to rock, via a dash of new age and all somehow with a Latino thread of pulsating rhythm running through each of the pieces.” Janet Mawdesley - Blue Wolf reviews


“There’s always something stirringly magical about acoustic guitar when played with excellence, and these guys know the instrument as intimately as anyone who’s highly regarded in this area.  The entire album is quite mesmerizing and melodically pronounced, and it was difficult for me to choose favorite tracks…” Ronald Jackson-The Smooth Jazz Ride


“The well-rehearsed team manages to achieve an incredible harmony. The high recording quality is also remarkable, with many nuances being audibly displayed.”  Hans-Bernd Hulsmann 

“There’s always something stirringly magical about acoustic guitar when played with excellence, and these guys know the instrument as intimately as anyone who’s highly regarded in this area.  The entire album is quite mesmerizing and melodically pronounced, and it was difficult for me to choose favorite tracks…” Ronald Jackson-The Smooth Jazz Ride


"Erickson and Carr evidently possess keen understanding of effective music composition, and have created an elaborate array of fluid guitar arrangements that complement each other perfectly. However, the greatest facet to this album comes from it’s truly decisive and well-crafted melodies. Often simplistic and subtle when considered from an isolated perspective, New Latitude’s seasoned musicianship and overall interpersonal synergy transforms melody into an enveloping, refreshing experience that that absolutely exudes creativity and originality."

"One of the most difficult elements of music composition is creating a melody, playing with the melody, and exploring musical avenues around that melody in a fresh and unique fashion. New Latitude proves they are capable of this task in multiple instances throughout Vantage Point, considering dynamic and sophisticated compositions such as “The Journey” and “Birds of Prey”. The main melody in “Victorious” is perhaps one of the top fifty greatest melodies written over the past three years in any genre of music." 
Owen Matheson - Gashouse Radio​

New album out now! Jan 2020

Check out Dave & Jim performing Alpine Bliss from the new album! (social distancing duo version)

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