Taylor Guitar's Wood & Steel:
When the liner notes on a solo CD indicate that it was recorded with no overdubbing, it's usually to underscore that the player required no studio magic to achieve impressive results. On Well Strung & Solo, by Pete Miserendino, it states that "Pete performed all these songs on one 6-string acoustic guitar in one take. No double-tracking. No overdubbing. No tricks." After several listens, the disclaimer reads not as veiled boasting but as pure reverence for the glories of unadorned solo guitar, because that's what comes across in the music. Crisp chording, jazzy voicings, lovingly unfurled melodies, and flawless bass-rhythm-melody coordination illuminate the original material and provide graceful, evocative perspectives on John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy," several Meredith Wilson compositions, and Dale Evans' cowgirl classic, "Happy Trails."
Alternate Music Press:
Strong melodies are the hallmark of the album, showcasing Peter's virtuosity, and the reach into contemporary music that his guitar playing style truly possesses. After a few measures the listener will intuitively tune into the lively freshness of Peter's playing and composing. Songs like John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" and Peter's own composition,"With Every Sign of the Cross" showcase his exceptional, original and spirited guitar playing. With his unique style of fiery finger picking, flying all over the fretboard with the grace of an Olympic gymnast, Miserendino's performance is unparalleled.
Finger-style, guitarist Pete Miserendino plays classic popular songs from a wide range of eras. All renditions are performed with Pete's unique finger-style arrangements which are an amazing melding of bass, rhythm and lead lines.