Through the Darkness
Al Bauhof is an independent musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been seriously involved in music for twenty years. Early musical roots steered his interests towards Folk/Acoustic and Rock genres. The range of his influences is broad in scope: CSN, America, Simon and Garfunkel, Al Dimeola, Strunz and Farah, Carlos Nakai, Jean-Luc Ponty. U2, Metallica, Rush, Fates Warning, Goo Goo Dolls. Led Zeppelin, the Who, Pink Floyd, the Doors, Black Sabbath. Randy Rhoads, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix. J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Paganini, Malmsteen, Handel, Weiss, Parkening, Segovia. Bauhof has worked with some of Cleveland's best musicians in various projects. He has recorded material in numerous studios and performed in many local clubs and larger venues. Spending some time at KSU as a Conservation/Music major he studied Theory, Piano, Ethnomusicology, and Classical Guitar. This experience shed light and further influence towards his compositional style. Tracks from his debut EP, 'Edge of the World', were incorporated into a few compilation discs. The Immortal Productions Studios comp and a national comp produced by Amerecord records exhibit his material. Amerecord's comp was distributed to 100 stations across the states. Bauhof's playing has received airplay and recognition in both local and online reviews. 'Through the Darkness' is a trip through many moods and different textures of music; INTROSPECTIVE/IMPRESSIONISTIC. Heavy guitar lines intertwined with acoustic/string accompaniment; OPENS THE DOORS!