Red Letter

About Red Letter

True North, Red Letter's 1995 CD release

Upcoming Performances

17 June 2018

It was the first time the 5 of us had all hung out together in many years...

What's new - 15 March 1998

Some of the True North audio samples were broken, but they're fixed now. Somewhere along the way we added a Real Audio version of "Lies and Promises" and forgot to say anything here.

9 August 1996

You can now hear "Strange" with Shockwave streaming audio if you have it. The site's been given a facelift.

5 August 1996

Red Letter guitarist Robby Aceto has released "Code", his first solo effort, on the Alchemy Records label. The CD, produced by David Torn (Best Experimental Guitarist - 1994 Guitar Player Reader's Poll) also features performances by Red Letter members Bill King, Rich DePaolo and Doug Wyatt. The long list of musical contributors includes Torn, drummer Steve Jansen (Japan), vocalist Happy Rhodes, and Gota Yashiki.

"Code" is an ambitious statement. Song-oriented, spacious yet focused. Whether via seductive insistence, as in the record's opening track "Equation," or by frenetic contradiction, as delivered in "Trust" (a song featured on the current CD samplers of Musician and Guitar World magazines), "Code" makes no excuses and takes no prisoners. Early reviews of "Code" concur:

"Robby Aceto creates that rarest of birds, atmospheric music with an edge. Guitars scream and swirl over liquid loops, funky rhythms and ethnic percussion...ambient aggression."
- Michael Ross, Guitar Player magazine

"Code...has the potential to create serious ripples in contemporary rock waters...ballsy and eclectic arrangements, spiked with a heavy dose of ripping guitar acrobatics."
- Anil Prasad, Innerviews

"Four Stars!" - Guitar World

Robby has toured extensively this year with Italian pop-phenom Alice in a band that features Japan members Mick Karn and Steve Jansen. As the Alice tour winds down this summer, an autumn tour is in the works for Robby and Red Letter in support of "Code." More to come on that.

Pick up a copy of "Code" and check out the review of "Code" in the September issue of Guitar Player magazine. The annual Reader's Poll is in this issue and any support for Robby in the "Best New Artist" or "Best Record By a New Artist" categories means a great deal. Stay in touch.