NEW LYRIC VIDEO FROM PROFESSOR OF CLASSIC ROCK CARL BALDASSARRE
“A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN” OUT NOW
INAUGURAL SOLO RELEASE “GRAND BOULEVARD”
OUT NOW; POPULAR YOUTUBE CHANNEL AMASSES MILLIONS OF VIEWS
(New York, NY) – Carl Baldassarre, Professor Of Classic Rock, has just released a new lyric video for “A Little Bit Of Heaven”. The reggae-tinged, inspirational ode is taken from his inaugural solo album, GRAND BOULEVARD. Check out the video with scenes from tropical paradises here.
Of the song, Baldassarre commented, “I’m excited to introduce you to the lyric video for “A Little Bit Of Heaven,” a reggae song that’s all about unity and positivity. I was strolling through East Village, New York on a rainy day, and a captivating melody popped into my head. Armed with my cell phone, I hummed it into existence. The lyrics emphasize that love can bridge divides, summed up in the line ‘If we believe love’s a little bit of Heaven, we are a piece of a little bit of Heaven’.”
Baldassarre’s inaugural solo release GRAND BOULEVARD is out now and features him as lead guitarist and composer. In addition to traditional formats, the album is also available as a unique retro cassette case with USB drive. The drive is loaded with two high-definition audio formats (FLAC and WAV files) as well as MP3 files. It also includes a 9-page full color digital book with photos, lyrics, liner notes and insights. To order this unique format or standard formats of the album, please click here.
GRAND BOULEVARD is receiving raves from the press with Guitar World referring to it as, “a sprawling album full of ingenuity”. The UK’s Fireworks Magazine declared the album to be “flawlessly crafted, genre-spanning and offering something for everyone. Highly impressive!” Progsheet enthused that the album is “bursting with strong, catchy compositions and memorable guitar acrobatics…” The UK’s Powerplay avowed, “This Grand Boulevard has roses along the way”.
Composed primarily during the isolation of covid, GRAND BOULEVARD is produced by Phil Naish, who has produced Grammy Award-winning albums for Steven Curtis Chapman and has played on albums with such luminaries as Elton John, Kenny Rogers and Kenny Chesney, along with Mark Hornsby (Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Foreigner) and Baldassarre himself. Hornsby also engineered the album. G
RAND BOULEVARD was recorded at world famous Abbey Road Studios in London as well as Soultrain Sound Studios in Nashville and Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, IN. Click here to access the cover art.
Also during the covid lockdown, Baldassarre decided to don a new hat, “Professor Of Classic Rock,” creating a popular YouTube channel that has now amassed millions of views. Guided by decades of experience as a musician and as a serious student of composition and technique, Baldassarre’s channel focuses on the inspiration behind some of classic rock’s best-known hits from Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Rush and many more, with an added focus on guitar legend Jimmy Page.
Baldassarre deftly breaks down and demonstrates the world’s most famous classic rock guitar riffs with a warm pedagogy. Click here to visit the channel.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl Baldassarre experienced early success as guitarist for progressive rock bands Abraxas and Syzygy, respectively. He has amassed a significant and diverse recording catalogue including several albums scheduled for future release. Carl studied composition under Dr. Marshall Griffith PhD (Cleveland Institute of Music) and is also a product of both the Cleveland Music School Settlement and John Carroll University.