I Am Free
by Karla Ash
Will Diehl has an atmospheric style with his guitar playing that should dazzle followers of folk music. His playing actually creates moods and pictures in your head. Real folk isnít about unplugging rock & roll. Acoustic guitars can paint images that electric riffs canít. No, itís not that one is superior to the other, but if you want to chill, let the rolling waves of the imagination swirl in your mind, only the best folk will do. An unknown gem of an artist, Diehl has strips the flesh from his soul on I Am Free and exposes the feelings inside. Itís more of a journey than an actual listening experience. It feels like youíre travelling with him, walking on the beach and gazing at the clouds, reflecting on life and its share of loves and losses. ďReal LoveĒ is the pick here, gorgeously sung and performed.