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Rusty Crutcher

Since 1987, Rusty Crutcher has composed, arranged, recorded and released nine albums on his artist-owned label, Emerald Green Sound Productions, including six “Sacred Sites Series” releases which were composed at locations recognized as sacred for thousands of years. Crutcher has three releases of smooth instrumental music, and has produced albums by other artists, and sound tracks all on the Emerald Green label. BACKGROUND

Rusty Crutcher is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and inventor. He is best known as an acutely perceptive and a technically accomplished composer of music for beauty’s sake, trance states, relaxation, massage, yoga, inspiration, and health – music to touch and heal the body, mind and spirit. Crutcher combines these diverse talents in his internationally acclaimed Sacred Sites Series and Quiet Music.

The six releases to date in the Sacred Sites Series emerge from a union of location-specific compositions with environmental sounds recorded at places and events of exceptional spiritual energy. Sites include Glastonbury, England; Machu Picchu, Peru at the time of the Harmonic Convergence, lively animal recordings from the Amazon Basin; solstice and equinox events at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; ocean and animal sounds during a total solar eclipse at La Paz, Baja California; and sounds from the Great Serpent Mound, a Native American site in southern Ohio.

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“…Outstanding masterpieces that quench the thirst of those who seek inspiration through music…. The music is of superior quality in terms of how the composer approaches the music and the effect it has on the listener.” – LIVEGREEN Magazine

“I would say that Rusty Crutcher has achieved something that no other musician has achieved and that is this special blend of natural sounds and music. He has succeeded wonderfully to aid the listener to remember and that’s important.” – Atticus Geld, music critic, England

“This music is deeply moving, invoking the grand, awesome power of the physical world, and its sacredness

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