Contemporary Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, acoustic ensemble with classic and electric guitars; Light rock, jazz and blues with heartfelt vocals, and a pinch of Flamenco. Familiar Places consists of one original score and five exciting arrangements of several standards. Eddie Thrash, and his wife, Jacqueline Thrash, are producer and executive producer of Familiar Places. Eddie Thrash is also the arranger, and guitarist. Familiar Places got arrangement praises from Ray Obiedo (on the song Two More Hearts). Ray Obiedo has arranged and produced many projects himself from Shelia E to Peabo Bryson. Both Familiar Places and the latest CD Say Thank You, also received praises from Teresa Trull, 'It has a lot of heart, and impressive arrangements'. She has produced over 50 projects to date and won numerous awards including the New York Music award for best independent producer, and the Bay Area Cable Car award numerous years. Eddie Thrash is no stranger to the music business. Being from a gospel family background (Uncle Clyde Peterson & Cousin James Cleveland), he learned about the music business early on, and has 27 years of experience (17 of which has been professional). He has his own record label, Pinkie Mae & Co., and publishing company, Pinkie Mae Publishing. As well as playing both acoustic and electric guitars, he has studied trumpet, and piano. He has managed, produced, arranged and recorded numerous projects, as well as performing live. He has written music scores for documentaries for television and news, including radio jingles. He has worked as a performing and recording artist (guitar), a song writer (two of his songs were on a jazz fusion album, In The Pocket). So get your glass of wine, sit back and relax and enjoy these familiar places. Here are a few other records to check out: In the Pocket; Say Thank You; Why Can't We Just Get Along; and Second Life. Quotes about Eddie and his music: The first time I saw Eddie Thrash play (guitar) was in a small Blues club across from San Francisco State University, and my mouth fell open. J.B. His Familiar Places CD has a lot of heart and Say Thank You CD has impressive arrangements. Teresa Trull, winner of NY award for best independent producer. I liked the CD Familiar Places because it was smooth music. When I am unwinding at home with a glass of wine, and I have had a hard day, it is so relaxing. Dorothy H. His arrangements on Two More Hearts on Familiar Places are great. If I was a record company, I'd be wondering who this Eddie Thrash is. Ray Obiedo, Latin Jazz Guitarist, Producer for Sheila E. Listening to Eddie Thrash's CD made me enjoy the beautiful song of the guitar. It was very calm and soothing to listen to. I hope, one day, the CD is everywhere. Julietta T. I've never heard anyone play guitar like Eddie (Mixing Blues and Flamenco) Federico Bestavaar, Flamenco Master When I first heard Eddie's CD, It was fantastic! What music! It was the sound, it made me feel so alive after a really hard day. But on the weekends, it is a pick me up, that makes me feel Great! Cathy H. It was wonderful music. I think everybody can enjoy it. It seemed to me, like I was forgetting about everything in the world. Emma A. You are always coming up with something unique and inventive. Garth Webber, recording artist and previous guitarist for Miles Davis. Eddie Thrash's music was very entertaining, interesting, and original. The soothing guitar playing was warmingly addictive. Karmen K. His music is all about love. When you hear his music, your heart starts to beat faster. You want to hold that moment in your hands. The arrangement of the songs-Fabulous!! Emira S. The jazz music is my favorite. I listened to Eddie's CD in my car. It made me forget the drive home. It was fantastic music. Gohar A. Eddie's an outstanding guitarist, yet he remains approachable. Jacqueline Thrash, Exec Producer, Pinkie Mae.