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artists whose CDs are produced by Sage Arts.
Ghost achieves the seemingly impossible. If you think a reach of
reggae, bluegrass, gospel, folk country, Cajun, and Scottish bagpipes
tunes is a bit much, you'd be wrong. Here, it's perfect. - Richard
Dorsett, Victory Music Review- December 2001
Wilcox, a Santa Barbara, California, native, first gained national
recognition in folk music circles in the 1970s, touring widely and
recording traditional-flavored singer-songwriter albums for the Folk
Legacy and Sierra Briar labels. A highly-regarded veteran of the folk
and "almost bluegrass" scene, he has founded-and recorded several CDs
with-two remarkable bands, Marley's Ghost (1986- ) and the Rincon
Ramblers (1994- ), both of which he still performs with regularly, both
known for rich vocal harmonies, infectious rhythms, and a wide variety
of musical styles.
of the Lough
Boys have established a reputation for technical brilliance and
integrity in their performance ofIrish and Scottish music. A ready wit
and sense of fun enliven their onstage performance while their original
arrangements and dynamic interactions between the two major strands of
the Celtic tradition keep the music always bright and fresh. A hallmark
of the band’s approach has been their refusal to dilute their
with the addition of inappropriate vocalists or electric instruments or
percussion. They prefer the natural tone colours of their acoustic
instruments, traditionally played. Almost alone among Celtic groups
they truly play “music that tastes of itself”.
McClure, an accomplished pianist as well as an organist, has played
with a very long list of jazz luminaries. Work with Milt Jackson, Big
Joe Turner, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Red Norvo, and Bud Shank, along
with extended stays in bands of Sonny Stitt and Ernestine Anderson are
a few of his credits.
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McQuillen, featured on the CD Farewell
to the Hollow was awarded a National Heritage Award
The National Heritage Awards were established in 1982 by the National
Endowment for the Arts as a way of honoring American traditional
artists for their contributions to the country's cultural heritage.
'Blues' does not mean black music. It means having the courage or
audacity to speak to what is in your heart without consulting your
head. That human attribute is colorless." – Mississippi
from an interview posted on the Destination Freedom/Black Radio Days
website. Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days is a radio series aired
on KGNU 88.5 FM at 8:00 pm MST on the third Monday of every month.
Destination Freedom/Black Radio Days profiles the lives of African
American Heroes and Sheroes and is sponsored by BlackRadioDays.com,
Black and Read Books and Tapes (303) 467-3236, and The Urban Spectrum.
harp and electric cello?
Covers of the Police classic "Every Breath You Take" and Graham Nash's
"Wind on the Water" ?
Native American flute and electric guitar?
Ms. Grean's music would be heresy to harp lovers everywhere were it not
O’Leary was born in Dublin and after moving to Kenmare, Co.
started playing professionally with his brother Tim at the age of 12 in
lounges around Ireland.
as far back as I can remember music has always been around me. Growing
up in the late 50’s/ 60’s with two older brothers
everything from rock and roll, blues, folk, rock, jazz and classical."
Ramblers have succeeded in capturing the spirit of the Rincon Coast
with acoustic music so pure, yet wild, expansive and free! They are a
pleasure to experience..."--Chris Hillman
"Talent-wise, this band of Ventura County locals is about as close as
it gets to a super group, and thus about as good as it gets..."--Bill
Locey, Los Angeles Times
the past two decades, Berkeley, California-based band leader/ singer/
songwriter/ fiddler/ guitarist/ bass player Laurie Lewis has quietly
established herself as one of the finest, most talented artists in
we say more?
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