Multipointusa

Press release    6/1/2017

Singer song writer crafting songs based on a lifetime of personal experiences. A bigger than life past, filled with a passion for living. An ongoing journey well wore and appreciated. A life from Motorcycles to love, joy and sorrow. An existence surrounded by sound of music, poetry and many of life’s blessings.

Verse based on my life experiences, philosophical beliefs. I have tried to regulate my life actions, judgments and utterances by the light of reason. Whenever possible in the time we are given in this life. I assemble everything up into a song and play my guitar in an exquisite prayer. 

MultipointUSA “Beyond the Edge and back” A musical entity based on improvisational guitar used as an emotional sword cutting its way through verse based on life experiences. Razing souls to many different levels of existence in 4/4 time.

Starting again after a forty year break; “Horton Dancehall for Midgets” (1976) see: http://www.CDBaby.com/CD/williamfhorton

MultipointUSA is one person; I write all the songs, play all the instruments, and sing all the vocals, everything that is associated with the music. I enjoy the challenge of writing a verse and putting music to it.  It’s a lot of hard work to find a direction and meaning to a song. It to me has to be real, taken from personal experience or a thought expanded through musical interpretation but real to me.

My main instrument is the guitar; I picked it up again in 2008 after 30 years; a personal tragedy changed my outlook on reality, I decided if I was going to fade away I would do it as an artist. I happen to think the guitar is the most personal instrument ever created. It’s like picking up an emotional sword and cutting away all the bullshit in life. Playing guitar and singing just happens to pour out of me. I then take it and try to make a song out of the emotion.

Creating thoughts in this manner has taken my soul to many different levels of existence. I am very great full for all the personal benefits that music and art has brought to my life. 

I’ve been influenced by many styles of music and many musicians along the way to understanding what I do when playing and composing music. I don’t know what to say other than I think I have my own style when it comes to expressing myself when playing and composing what I call my music. See and hear more for free at www.multipointusa.net / www.CDBaby.com/CD/multipointusa / www.CDBaby.com/CD/williamfhorton / www.spotify.com/multipointusa / www.Jango.com/multipointusa 

 

Past Present & Future

©2009 W.F. Horton, Multipoint Publishing Inc.

Started playing guitar 1962 played professionally from 1965 through late seventies. I think this time period is recognized as the renaissance of popular culture. All forms of expression were at their peak and breaking new ground; Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Soul, etc. I moved typically like many others trying to express themselves through music and the arts. From school dances to clubs to larger venues, my mistake or my desire to expand my experience was to move toward Blues then to Jazz then to Fusion Jazz and then the giant career killer; original compositions. I got as far as being invited to The Newport Blues and Jazz Festival in the early seventies they even paid for my studio time which was unheard of in those days. But by that time I was very tired of the industry in general, moved on enjoyed family life with my wife and children.

Stayed connected to music in background with electronics, electricity, studio design, sound systems, computers etc. Through a family tragedy I was moved to express myself though music and the arts again. Probably not a good move financially but if I’m going to fad away from this life, its going to be while I’m expressing myself through the arts, music, painting etc. So after thirty years I’m expressing myself again, I forgot how much time and effort it takes to play guitar and express yourself in a true manner, it’s taken years just to get my playing chops back and I’m still working on it but I’m back so to speak and my thoughts are my own, influenced by many forms of music from rock to Jazz to classical, I don’t know where it will take me but the path will be mine. I was part of the opening act for a great many very talented people that never had a hit song and faded into the past. No matter how I arrived here I feel fortunate to be able to take this path again and see what will take place.

They say you need to inform people who you sound like or who are your favorite musicians or whatever to put you in your place, so people can make a choice, but there are so many talented people so many good songs in so many forms. I can only say that I’m a conduit I express myself and the song comes out, it takes many forms based on my experience in life and how I respond to the way I feel when trying to compose a song. I play and sing the way it feels at the time, each tune being based on an experience, story, philosophical belief etc. My style of guitar playing has been influenced by B.B. King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix all playing from the root of the cord. Imagine Weather Report, adding the influence of Miles Davis, Elvin Jones on drums with guitar and vocals in the style of Ray Charles. Some people say the tunes remind them of the Doors but I have no direction when it comes to composition in poetry, music or painting it just seems to be a flow of expression, and I go with.

2012

MultipointUSA is one person; I write all the songs, play all the instruments, and sing all the vocals, everything that is associated with the music. I enjoy the challenge of writing a verse and putting music to it.  It’s a lot of hard work to find a direction and meaning to a song. It to me has to be real, taken from personal experience or a thought expanded through musical interpretation but real to me.

My main instrument is the guitar; I picked it up again in 2008 after 30 years; a personal tragedy changed my outlook on reality, I decided if I was going to fade away I would do it as an artist. I happen to think the guitar is the most personal instrument ever created. It’s like picking up an emotional sword and cutting away all the bullshit in life. Playing guitar and singing just happens to pour out of me. I then take it and try to make a song out of the emotion.

Creating thoughts in this manner has taken my soul to many different levels of existence. I am very great full for all the personal benefits that music and art has brought to my life.  

I’ve been influenced by many styles of music and many musicians along the way to understanding what I do when playing and composing music. I don’t know what to say other than I think I have my own style when it comes to expressing myself when playing and composing what I call my music. See and hear more for free at www.multipointusa.net