Key of Dreams… dynamic, acoustic fusion jazz... Founded by Eric Schultheis and Abe Wirth on November 6th, 2003 in Portland, Oregon. Key of Dreams’ thought provoking melodies seem to dance over a lush, harmonic groove resulting from the seamless integration of Eric and Abe’s guitars; their music captivates the senses of even the most discriminating listener.
Eric and Abe met while sitting-in at the local blues club. Instantly recognizing the musical chemistry, they began playing, writing, recording and performing together, developing a distinctive sound and style highlighting their passionate guitar virtuosity. "We started with a rock/fingerstyle fusion kind of thing, you know - heavy on the distortion and acoustic open tunings. Now we've incorporated the Spanish guitar into our style, never disregarding our rock roots."
The sound and style are unique - drawing from many musical influences including traditional and new jazz, rock, classical, Flamenco, world, and funk. "We’ve been told we sound like Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani, Earl Klugh, and Ottmar Liebert, to name a few. That's a broad spectrum of artists to be compared to, which for us is good. We’re not trying to sound like anyone else, or any particular style of music for that matter. We just play and let it happen, which is very cool because there are really no boundaries. We can change the tempo, signature, and overall feel whenever we want, and we do!”
Having released three CDs; Key of Dreams - 2004, unlocked - 2007,
and mile _9 - 2009, as well as playing to hundreds of live audiences have put Key of Dreams on the musical map, where they intend to make their mark.
“If you’re looking for great music, uplifting melodies and fabulous guitar, you’d be wise to wake up and listen to Key of Dreams.