“After a strong debut in 2011 with “ A Bolha” , the guitarist from Coimbra confirms and enlarges the good impression he left us with”…”shows a decisive step in the affirmation of a strong personal music identity. In “Casa da Àrvore” there’s a clear maturing of processes and refining of approaches that make this album a vigorous step forward.
It’s an artist with big horizons bringing to his music many distinctive influences .His compositions with a lot of space and references , very rich from the harmonic and melodic point of view, tell us stories and events.”
“ Not only for his technical Skills – well shown in the purity of his guitar sound – João Firmino must be applauded for the many ideas he embraces, confirming he is a strong example of a generation that doesn’t want to be in the shadow of dead trees and is not afraid to risk to discover his path.”
released January 25, 2013