Blue Moon Rising, the fourth and latest album from Acoustic Ocean, offers a dynamic collection of original acoustic instrumental music that inspires reﬂection that touches the heart. Eleven compositions, on the themes of Remembrance, Gratitude and Renewal, feature Bette Phelan on acoustic guitar and bowed dulcimer and Kay Aldrich on cello. Additional instruments, played by Bette - fretless bass, electric guitar, Ebow, Celtic whistle, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, wordless vocals, piano, and more - combine to create a rich palette of sound.
The compositions on Blue Moon Rising are evocative, poignant, uplifting, and relaxing. The intricate interplay of instruments captures the uniqueness and synergy of the original music of Acoustic Ocean. Key inﬂuences in this new music are New Age, Folk, and Celtic, continue the recognizable sound of earlier Acoustic Ocean albums.