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“Planetary Coalition” selected as top 10 acoustic guitar albums of 2014 and among the best 50 releases of the year

Guitar World magazine has selected “Planetary Coalition” among 2014’s best 50 releases, alongside albums by Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Eric Clapton and others. We are humbled and thrilled by this honor. Thank you  again to those who have supported this album and believed in the power of music as the healing and binding tool that can bring diverse people and countries together.

As well, Acoustic Nation has also picked “Planetary Coalition” in its Top 10 releases of 2014.

“You might have heard of Skolnick from his escapades with the metal band Testament and later with his jazz trio.

Now Skolnick has gone in a new and exciting direction with his acoustic-focused project, Planetary Coalition. The collective’s first release, simply named Planetary Coalition, includes an impressive array of 27 musicians from around the world.

Multi-cultural and incredibly musical, Skolnick has somehow brought together a variety of musical influences, interesting instrumentation and intricate rhythms for a wholly enjoyable experience.

If you have a chance to see the Coalition live, grab it!”


Thanks for the Union Square turnout!

Thank you for that great turnout in Union Square for the Make Music NY, New York’s largest free outdoor music festival, and Guitar World and NYC Guitar School’s “Mass Appeal: Guitars on June 21” event.


Among music enthusiasts and NYC guitar school students, spot novelist Bradford Morrow in the crowd!



Better quality videos will replace this one, but for now, this amateur clip from a member in the audience:

Here’s a link to the websites of the peformers:

Alex Skolnick:

Rachel Golub:

Max, Luke and Moto: