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Put this leader and his trio solidly in the top ten of the world's working string trios (Rosenberg Trio, Trio Balkan Strings, Bell/Meyer/Bush, Austria's Triology and Iceland's Guitar Islancio among them) and there's a pantheon of pure playful--and tuneful--pleasure.
Jurgen Goethe CBC (Disc Drive)

"I'd compare it to the music David Grisman made with the late Jerry Garcia."
Robert Reid - Guelph Mercury

"Atkinson backs up his jaw-dropping technique with real -- and really good -- music. Check the Spanish-sounding, rapid-fire arpeggios opening "Bright Eyed Waltz" as it transforms into a fun, twirling turn. "Walker" is absolutely dazzling. Expertly backed by Chris Frye on guitar and Joey Smith on bass, this is exuberantly fresh and sparkling, a wonderful gem."
John P. Mclaughlin - The Vancouver Province

"...punching out lively tunes with technical prowess, yet still interspersed with episodes of emotionally-charged improv . . . he darts up and down the length of the fret-board, plucking out a barrage of well-timed notes with amazing dexterity."
Victoria News

"The release of the Marc Atkinson Trio's aptly-titled fourth CD, IV, is cause for celebration."
Joseph Blake Times Colonist

" . . . this CD is a delight to listen to. Anyone who is a fan of acoustic guitar music should definitely grab a copy of III."
The Hot Club UK

"Every tune is a jewel."
Dutch Hot Club de France

"top-drawer picking... an inventive composer...a truly original voice."
Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"Amazing players" "Supremely melodic"
Penguin Eggs Magazine

"This is the third Marc Atkinson Trio album and while the first two showed him as someone with all the panache to hack it with the best, this lifts matters to out-of-the-ordinary, not only for the polished sheen of the performance, but for the sheer quality of the original compositions."
Maverick Magazine - Scotland

"They're outstanding for their vitality, exuberance, elegance & melodic strength, and for the joy these three fine musicians share... Atkinson is a daring & inventive acoustic guitarist and a powerful force in the new roots/jazz movement."
Toronto Star review

"a remarkable guitar player . . .innovative and dazzling"
Vancouver Province

"Cinque Terre rolls out like something Bach would write"
Vancouver Sun

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Marc Atkinson Trio - Hornby Island, BC
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Hornby Festival, Hornby Island, 2006
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