The success of Chris Standring's groundbreaking 2010 CD Blue Bolero, which topped several year-end lists and produced a No. 1 single, made it a tough act for the guitarist to follow. But Standring has managed quite nicely with Electric Wonderland, his brand new 10-song CD of original songs that fuses elements of Blue Bolero's orchestral touches with a deft jazz-pop touch that's been a hallmark of Standring's stellar career.
'I feel like it's an extension of Blue Bolero, but a bit more playful and upbeat,' says Standring. 'It also came out much dreamier. And of course I'm playing electric guitar, so I wanted to merge the two when naming the CD.'