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A little more than a year ago, on February 9, 2010, Madison Violet appeared as part of John Platta€™s On Your Radar series at the Living Room in New York Citya€™s East Village. Although it is sporadically written that fiddler Natalie MacMaster is a relative, they are not related.
Brenley MacEachern was born in Montreal and grew up in a small Scottish community in the town of Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron. Brenley started writing, but harshly appraises her efforts as a€?pretty rough.a€? She didna€™t really know how to write using the guitar, so a couple of times shea€™d get together with another guitar player and sing the melody while he played along, but never liked the end result. Both Brenley and Lisa thought they were going to work in the medical field, Brenley as a lab technician and Lisa as a pharmacist. Lisa states, a€?I was in grade 12 and was asked to do a musical comedy touring show called the Cape Breton Summertime Review. From online interviews we learned that Brenley had bought a looping machine and had looped her own voice. The longer they played together, the rootsier their sound got, the old record collection seeping in more and more.
Of particular influence was an album they discovered around 2005 by Nick Lowe called The Convincer (released in 2001), which had a feel that reminded them of the old a€?Charlie Rich days.a€? The writing was a€?so strong,a€? said Brenley, it convinced them to go back to their roots. When they sold their albums at shows, the fans took note of the more-produced sound on the CDs as opposed to the stripped-down sound of their live performances. Les Cooper, a big Alison Krause fan and a local Toronto producer, was their choice to guide their most recent album, No Fool for Trying. I forgot to ask if the pedal steel on the first track, a€?Ransom,a€? was a result of the girlsa€™ insistence.
While I love their latest CD, Ia€™m going to have to attest that I love hearing them rock out on their earlier work. Brenley was exposed to music from the time she was very young.A  There were two cousins who played guitar and everyone on her fathera€™s side of the family sang. Brenley started writing, but harshly appraises her efforts as a€?pretty rough.a€? She didna€™t really know how to write using the guitar, so a couple of times shea€™d getA  together with another guitar player and sing the melody while he played along, but never liked the end result. Lisa states, a€?I was in grade 12 and was asked to do a musical comedy touring show called the Cape BretonA  Summertime Review. When they started out, and Brenley asked Lisa to jam on fiddle and sing a bit with Zoebliss, an a€?ambient trip-hop band,a€? they were light years away from their current style.
A video from that impromptu showcase session, taken by Dennis DaCosta, is posted on Youtube and can also be viewed on her website. So, a€?Wowa€? being the operative term, when the opportunity to feature her presented itself, we jumped at it. Layah grew up in the east end of Toronto in an area called a€?The Beaches,a€? near Lake Ontario. This was the point at which Layah connected with long-time friend, Oliver Johnson, to handle the studio end of making the demo. As Oliver recounts it, he was lucky to have gotten supportive parents in both his father and stepdad.
When he was at his fathera€™s house, theya€™d jam till the wee hours and sometimes the police would come. In order to learn musical theory, Oliver approached a guitarist, Wayne Cass, to show him what he needed to know to get into the Humber jazz program. Toward the end of his first year at Humber, he damaged his hand while moving a heavy table.
At a certain point, the road started to wear Oliver down and he decided to focus on production. At this point, Layah approached Oliver to produce the demo for which shea€™d gotten a grant. In the statement that follows, we can see the wheels turning as she weighed her options: a€?I came home knowing that I really wanted to pursue music and I made my first recording. Layah enrolled in and completed a three year program at The Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine and received a DSHomMed, Homeopathic Certification. While involved with her studies she was pursuing music as well, performing quite a bit with Oliver. Not strictly a purist, she believes that a mixture of alternative and traditional Western medicine, a€?the best of both worlds,a€? according to each patienta€™s needs is the best solution.
For two or three years, Layah and Oliver remained friends while they played music together. Layah says that Oliver has influenced her, injecting some jazz, R & B, soul and funk, given that he had gone on tour with some of the better Canadian players in that realm.
Ita€™s easy to see why The Ontario Arts Council, and the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR) came through with grants at critical moments. Additionally, Acoustic Live will be hosting its own annual guerrilla showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and wea€™ll get to watch Layah and Oliver play a set in our own room.
The new CD, Honey, from Layah and Oliver is just about ready for release and wea€™ve gotten to hear a few sample songs. When Oliver was 9, his mother married a Canadian folk artist, a childrena€™s songwriter, and he then split his time between Toronto and New Hampshire. After high school, following her year of touring and playing, the artistic and practical sides of Layah collided.
We here in the Northeast can thank our lucky starsA  for a number of chances to see her live.
It happened last fall in one of those hotel meeting rooms used for showcases at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, N.Y.
While his talent appears genetically acquired, the genes were backed up by hard work and experience.
Dave March was born in Huntington in 1976, and he and his sister Krista grew up in Centereach, where they and Jon all attended Centereach High School.
There really werena€™t many places an acoustic duo could play during his high school years. As open mics began to pop up around the area in new coffee shops and wine bars on Long Island, he and Krista began performing together. Dave states that while he cannot read music, hea€™s developed a really good ear and his storehouse of musical ability has come from years of playing with other musicians.
For Krista, the first non-family influence came from the Broadway play (and subsequent movie) a€?Annie.a€? Krista wanted to be Annie.
About the time Jon was returning from Chicago to nurse his wounds, Dave was hosting an open mic at a local Starbucks. They spent another year riding an emotional rollercoaster while they wrote and recorded songs for the banda€™s first album, A Long Way Back (2005).
Somewhere during the evolution of M2D, Davea€™s busy life in music, playing bass for M2D and other groups, provoked insecurity in his girlfriend with whom hea€™d become serious.
After the first album was released, violinist Leanne Strom, Jona€™s married sister, came into the group.
Brian Kroll entered the picture right after the release of Rise, while M2D was showcasing the album. School protocol demanded that Brian had to start by learning band instruments, so he played bassoon and upright bass in fourth grade.
Brian had his own band in high school, and then received classical training as a voice major at Hofstra University. By the time this author caught up to Miles to Dayton, it had released its third album, Pass It On (2011).
Whereas A Long Way Back had a more pensive, ethereal feel overall, Rise kicks off immediately with a€?Eyes Lighta€? with its refrain my heart sings, revealing a huge uptick in both mood and energy.
About the time Jon was returning from Chicago to nurse his wounds, Dave wasA  hosting an open mic at a local Starbucks.
Brian had his own band in high school, and then receivedA  classical training as a voice major at Hofstra University.
Buds morphed into small leaves, backlit by late afternoon sun, forming a locust-like swarm of green lights.
In place of horns blaring on Sixth Avenue, birds twittered (non-digitally) just out of sight, as I walked the sunlit path to my mothera€™s door. Spring continued its steady, stately march and April rains gave way to a burst of heat, leading into May. In Pennsylvania, Spring Gulch Festival has Dan Tyminski of a€?Oh Brother Where Art Thoua€? fame. Ever since we saw and featured Rod Picott, along with fetching fiddler Amanda Shires, back in 2007, wea€™ve sung Roda€™s praises. Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams and Friends feat.
In upstate New York, at GottaGetGone, the emphasis is on the traditional, but one player, bluesman Toby Walker trancends all genre distinctions. At Warwick Winery, the annual Bob Dylan Tribute Festival always brings Rod Macdonald and hea€™s joined by The Kennedys and Mark Erelli. Over in Connecticut, bluegrass nation has another outpost at the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival. Other standouts include Alison Krauss with Jerry Douglas, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Toots and the Maytals and Levon Helm and Friends. Taj Mahal, Marcia Ball, Railroad Earth, Mem Shannon, Rosie Ledet, Kenny Neal, The Campbell Brothers, The Iguanas, Jesse Legea€™, Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show, Honey Island Swamp Band, Terrance Simien, Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys, Red Stick Ramblers, Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys, George Porter Jr. Further south, in Elmer, NJ, at Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, along with Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller look pretty good to us.
Colorado hosts one of the biggest gathering of bluegrassers in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Old Songs Festival has only a few names that Ia€™m familiar with, but Ia€™m glad to see that James Keelaghan is one of them.
Anyone whoa€™s read Eric Claptona€™s autobiography knows about his dedication to helping those who suffer from addiction. Donna the Buffalo heads the line-up at this yeara€™s roots extravaganza that is the Great Blue Heron Music Festival. Once again, Helene and Alan Korelenko create a masterful blend of contemporary and traditional folk artistry at New Bedford Summerfest.
If youa€™re traveling north this summer, Winnipeg sits in the middle of Canada between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Situated about an hour north of its previous location, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has been a little difficult for us to squeeze into our schedule, but wea€™re not giving up.
The big homage to the Grateful Dead, held every year in my old home town of Bridgeport CT, Gathering of the Vibes, carries on.Former members of the Dead, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will keep the tradition alive along with former Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux and her band. I joined my brothers in caring for our mother, recovering after two hard falls.A  In the rolling hills of central Connecticut, small green buds slowly emerged, forming a lacey pointillist screen against the sky.
Over in Connecticut, bluegrass nation has another outpost at the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival.A  Wea€™re impressed with any event that puts the Greencards on stage.


The following fall they showed up at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. Within about six to eight months, she had met her future musical partner, Brenley MacEachern.
Brenleya€™s father is from Cape Breton, so she spent two weeks of every summer with family there, a€?down east,a€? about a mile away from where Lisa grew up. I took the last couple of months of school off, faxed in my work, and finished high school that way. During a rehearsal session with Lisa, she left to get something and, from another room heard her own voice again, but with Lisa having added her own.
When Lisa and Brenley compared the collections a few years back, it was a€?pretty uncannya€? to recall the number of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton albums their parents had. They have one EP and three full CDs out to date a€” Mad Violet (2002, EP), Worry the Jury (2004), Caravan (2006) and No Fool for Trying (2009). The fans would buy the earlier CDs and come back and ask if there wasna€™t a recording that captured their live sound. Brenley began writing in a folkier rootsy style for the two of them, and Zoebliss fell away, since the other members of the band had day jobs and couldna€™t keep pace. During the 2009 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, he said, a€?Youa€™ve got to head over to the DJsa€™ afternoon meeting. He played Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell, Dire Straits, The Pointer Sisters, Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush a€¦ I never did any rebelling against my parentsa€™ choice of music. The question concerning what direction to take with her life still hung in the air and she appears to have approached it with a calm deliberation in incremental stages. Although music was primarily a hobby, he had an array of musical instruments in the living room, including a drum kit.
Hea€™d jam with friends at his dada€™s all summer and then spend the school year with his mother and stepdad in Toronto. Hea€™s still amazed at the way his father would cajole the officers, claiming the sound wasna€™t all that bad. He never really studied a€¦ until he went to Humber College in Toronto, which has a program similar to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Cass was a€?a great guitar player and a great teacher,a€? a favorite that Oliver would watch play in clubs.
He found a partner and opened up a studio that, today, works predominately on television projects. She got the grant for her first demo and began recording, but decided that she wanted to pursue a degree in homeopathy as well. In addition, some readers might remember the Dove Self Esteem Funda€™s 2006 a€?True Colorsa€? TV Campaign. Each time Layah had any doubts about music as a chosen path, every time she needed it, a grant would come through. Layah had to put the guitar aside and let Oliver provide the instrumental accompaniment solo. When I touched on this, Oliver demurred, saying that Layah had brought her own wide range of influences for him to have had all that much effect on her sense of style. Layah and Oliver will be playing Music on 4 in Manhattan on November 18th and Our Times Coffeehouse on Long Island on November 19th.
Theya€™ll also play a formal Tricentric showcase and numerous other showcases (see the performance list below). Layah will always have a keen ear for the vagaries of love and relationships, but she has her eye on the fate of humankind as well. During the 2009 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, he said, a€?Youa€™ve got to head over to the DJsa€™A  afternoon meeting. TheA  question concerning what direction to take with her life still hung in the air and she appears to have approached it with a calm deliberation in incremental stages. Hea€™d jam with friends at his dada€™s all summer andA  then spend the school year with his mother and stepdad in Toronto. He never really studiedA  a€¦ until he went to Humber College in Toronto, which has a program similar to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Her soaring, pitch-perfect vocals and melodic sense are mesmerizing.A  Then, therea€™s the writing. Layah and Oliver will be playing Music on 4 in Manhattan on November 18th and Our Times Coffeehouse on Long Island onA  November 19th. The 2012 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference was proving to be as enlightening and uplifting as expected. The family sang together and Jon began studying cello at The North Shore Suzuki School in Setauket when he was 4. However, Dave was four years ahead of Krista and three ahead of Jon, so the two boys knew who each other was, but were a€?like ships passing in the night,a€? according to Jon. Davea€™s grandfather owned a music store where he taught accordion to Davea€™s mother and all of her siblings. Dad leaned toward Styx and Led Zeppelin, while Mom tilted in the direction of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand.
He took a few lessons and jammed with a neighbor who played guitar and picked it up pretty quickly. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Younga€™s album Four Way Street had made an impact and would set the structure for the musical style he would prefer from that point on. Most places were bars that were still promoting a lot of the dying glam rock scene of the late a€™80s and early a€™90s, but nevertheless, they managed to play a few opening slots. They started a group with her then-boyfriend, called Sleeping Genius which flourished from playing open mics and had a similar folk rock sound to M2D.
For her, the big influence was her grandmother, who, when younger, had sung in a large traveling choral group called The Sweet Adelines. Throughout grade school shea€™d sing her part, but wouldna€™t make an effort to stand out from the group. Krista, coming out of a yearlong post-breakup funk, was working as a barista at the same Starbucks. There are songs about Jon and Krista getting together and breaking up all through that album. At the time I was interviewing the band, Leanne was busy having a baby and was unable to participate.
As a kid growing up in West Hempstead, he obsessively drummed on everything a€“ pots, boxes, whatever.
He played drums all through college and gigged in a progressive rock band and a cover band. The progression from one album to the next is readily evident to even the most casual listener. In the middle of a big show at the Patchogue Theatre in 2008, Jon fed his cello through a loop and, over his instrumental, proposed to Krista in front of 700 to 800 people.
Wea€™re pleased to see that Phil Henry, our February feature artist joins Sharon Katz and the Peace Train at Susquehanna. As half of the songwriting team that brought Slaid Cleaves to recognition, wea€™ve felt that Rod brought more grit to the songs they wrote together.
We absolutely love the Guy Davis version of Dylana€™s a€?Sweetheart Like You,a€? and hope he shares that song with us. Former New Orleans cabdriver, Mem Shannon straps on his guitar and unleashes some of that Louisiana blues.
The Boston Folk Festival is now the WUMB Music Fest and will be held in early June instead of mid September.
While heavyweights Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys along with Geno Delafose will keep the party going, theya€™ll have plenty of help from rock-solid talents such as Chris Ardoin and Jesse Lege.
An incredible mix of Steve Earle, Steve Forbert, Pete Seeger, Shawn Colvin, Dala, David Bromberg Quartet, the Angel Band, Donna The Buffalo, Eileen Ivers, Joan Osborne, Dan Bern and Jonatha Brooke plus so much more assemble in the jewel of a setting that is Croton Point Park.
It has the look and feel of a great tribal experience with a communal vibe and lots of dancing.
Samson, Oscar Brand, Ladies of the Canyon, The Good Lovelies, Steve Dawson's Mississippi Sheiks Tribute (The Sojourners, Geoff Muldaur, Del Rey, Alvin Youngblood Hart), Sonny Landreth, Hot Tuna, DJ Dolores, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Dodos, Oka, The Peatbog Faeries, Konono No.
Every year, troubadors gather at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival to pay homage to their spiritual godfather. Not with favorites Del McCoury, David Grisman, The Greencards, Donna the Buffalo and Crooked Still among the acts listed. An incredible mix of Steve Earle, Steve Forbert, Pete Seeger, Shawn Colvin, Dala, David Bromberg Quartet, the Angel Band, Donna The Buffalo, Eileen Ivers, Joan Osborne,A  Dan Bern and Jonatha Brooke plus so much more assemble in the jewel of a setting that is Croton Point Park. Not with favorites Del McCoury, David Grisman, The Greencards,A  Donna the Buffalo and Crooked Still among the acts listed.
On city streets, it might take the form of a long-limbed beauty wearing high-heeled knee-high boots. As they described their evolving life paths to me, the phone line hummed and crackled with their energy. The street they grew up on is called a€?Fiddlera€™s Rowa€? because every house on the street has had someone in the household who plays fiddle. In the second semester, I started dating the guitar player, hanging out with the a€?wronga€™ crowd, having way too much fun and playing guitar all the time. Lisa hadna€™t yet sung on stage with Brenley due to her fear of being heard, and Brenley, having not been aware that Lisa sang, was thunderstruck at the sound of their voices together.
My two closest friends and I would sit together on the school bus, squished together, and sing three-part harmonies on Rankin Family songs. The same similarity applied to the number of fiddle albums, Gordon Lightfoot, Beach Boys and Elvis Presley records. They changed their name to Madison Violet for the most recent CD, to reflect their evolved style. Playing in Australia for three to four months of the year also gave them a chance to evade the Canadian winters.
Brenley commiserated with the ethos of their fans, saying she also gets disappointed when she buys an album and the layered production obscures the nature of the songs shea€™d heard live. His decision to strip the sound down to a bare minimum met some resistance, both women wanting more instrumental backup, especially from feisty Lisa. She was 7 years old when she started taking step-dancing and piano lessons.A  At 9 years old, she and her three closest friends would go to the local community hall every Wednesday evening for group fiddle lessons. I used to sing in the church choir, which was fine, because it was a group and you could kind of hide behind things, as with being a fiddle player, you can hide behind your instrument.
When I started taking piano lessons at home at 8 years old, I started studying show tunes, so I could sing along with what I was playing, and I got into musicals. Their families were close friends and theya€™d have various holiday dinners, celebrating a variety of spiritual doctrines together as they saw fit. During those 3 months, he got a job in a computer store that sold software for digital recording.


During the first few years of pursuing music, I had some questions about how it would pan out and whether this really was a good spot for me. A group blending guitar, violin, bass, drums and anywhere from three to five voices was lighting the fuse to a powder keg that could have blown a hole in the ceiling. The vocal harmonies and instrumentation were as tight as a leotard on a ballerina and the overall musical command of the group had all the earmarks of a wealth of experience.
Kristaa€™s powerful, soaring alto grips each vowel like a pipe wrench and her voice echoes in the listenera€™s mind long after the song is over.
However, for me, the growth of the banda€™s character centers around its ability to work through an initial emotional maelstrom and build on it. He studied the trumpet in public school and was in the school band, the church choir and youth orchestras. The floodgates opened for Dave and Krista one New Yeara€™s Eve when their mother played her entire Beatles collection.
The title aptly suggests that time had to elapse before they could understand the process they were going through.
His sistersa€™ record collection planted the seed and today he cana€™t remember a time when he didna€™t want to be a musician.
On the recorded track, we hear Krista singing, In your heart, you will find a piece of me, a symphonya€¦ Krista later walked down the aisle to the accompaniment of Jona€™s cello solo from that song. Along with Del, there are his sons -- award winning players -- and monster pickers like Dave Grisman.
Wea€™ve seen Chris Thile with Punch Brothers and everyone knows Tim Oa€™Brien and Del McCoury. Add conscience-raising displays about human rights and conservation and it becomes a microcosm of the folk music experience.
There will be lots of interplay between Eric and the great guitarists assembled at Crossroads Guitar Festival. We celebrate once again with friends and heroes such as Tracy Grammer, Vance Gilbert, We're About 9, Red Molly, The Brilliant Inventions, Cheryl Wheeler, Chuck e Costa, Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and The Kennedys.Wea€™ll be holding our showcases again this year outside the Acoustic Live booth. Wea€™ve seen Chris Thile with Punch Brothers and everyone knows Tim Oa€™Brien and Del McCoury.A  Add Lyle Lovett and throw in diverse talents such as Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlisle and ita€™s a barn-burner. Lisa and Brenley were trading snippets of mutually shared childhood background a few minutes after they met. I was going to go to college at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and study science the first year before studying pharmacy.
The fearful part was having my lips on that microphone and knowing that it was raw and everyone in the audience could hear what was coming out of me. When I characterized Gordon Lightfoot as a Canadian-bred country influence, Brenley countered that, as a touchstone, he was a lot folkier, less country-like than, for instance, Neil Young, one of her major influences. We have home videos of me prancing around in my diapers, singing along with the music that he loved.
He learned about the software and about producing and, as an employee, was able to purchase the software at an affordable price.
The a€?lemonade-from-lemonsa€? character of both accidents might lead one to believe that a certain magic guided them. Miles to Dayton was introducing itself to the uninitiated in one of four a€?quada€? showcase groupings during the mid to late evening hours.
Given the euphorically upbeat experience it provides its audience, it is worth noting that in the history of Miles to Dayton, there were not one, not two, but three relationship meltdowns before and during the groupa€™s evolution. For instance, a€?Green Light Goa€? was a positive song about both Jon and Krista, attempting to will them to a€?take that step.a€? Krista co-wrote a€?Therapya€? with Jon, essentially telling him to get over his ambivalence in letting go of his ex-girlfriend and accepting her as his true soul mate.
The title track sums up the albuma€™s purpose nicely: All the loving in the world wona€™t mean a thing unless you learn how to sing and share it a€¦ and pass it on. Although Jon and Krista were becoming a couple, their progress didna€™t exactly dovetail.A  Krista was a year further into her healing while Jon had some catching up to do. John Hiatt and Levon Helm on the big side; the Duhks and Wailina€™ Jenneys a little less so (but dona€™t tell that to their fans).
I learned what I know about songwriting as well as what I know about guitar playing from Brenley,a€? Lisa said. I didna€™t think I had the stomach to be a doctor and I thought that the closest I could get to the medical profession was to be a pharmacist. While theya€™d initially steered away from their parentsa€™ tastes, they both admitted to a secret love of American country music. The teacher, Stan Chapman, was heavily involved in the careers of many a professional player in the younger generation in Cape Breton. Behind his back, when she was around 12 or 13, Brenley would sneak into his room and play it whenever he went out to play with his friends.
I would be about a foot away from the microphone until the lead singer would turn around and look back and then I would put my mouth up to it and pretend that I was singing into it.
Their style is what might be termed a€?jazzy folk.a€? I asked if shea€™d be singing for the DJs and she responded that it had already taken place. In 3 months, Oliver learned everything he needed to know to get into Humber, entering at age 22. When it came time to re-enroll in school, he was tapped to play for a group that toured all over Canada. Stepping off the stage during a pause, she fell when the overturned plastic bin that was placed as a makeshift step collapsed [too late for a lawsuit at this point, I suppose].
Kristaa€™s brother, Dave March, the bassist, has written the occasional key song and is an original anchor for the group. Although Jon is well-rounded, music was always number one in the household while he was growing up. The fact that it was developed and presented on the album says a lot about their seriousness of intent, both musically and personally. Two years later, Brian made a special trip to see the band and, lo and behold, they were playing without a drummer. Also, while working as a band member through the Long Island-based Omnipop Agency, he played in highly accomplished cover bands for clubs on Long Island, in upstate ski lodges and on the Jersey Shore. We see that Ashley MacIssac is playing here, and so is his sister Lisa, half of the duo, Madison Violet.
September came and I went to a€?Frosh [Freshman] Weeka€™ and got the university out of my system during that week and never enrolled for any classes. He learned a lot of theoretical things that allowed him to communicate ideas, rather than hashing them out by demonstrating on the guitar. He chose that and, between playing on the road and producing when he got home, he never went back to school. Even though Ia€™m primarily pursuing music at this point, it enriched my life in such a great way, in terms of being able to help myself and my family and friends and broadening my understanding of the human body.
Hea€™s been classically trained but still remembers the feeling of discovering different styles of music like jazz, rock, folk and funk.
As the two began to tour more as a duo and less with a band, it was their desire that their albums become more a€?strippeda€? down and attempt to replicate their sound as a duo.
Lisa stated, a€?I dona€™t know what he does or how he does it, but just about every fiddle player who does it for a living thata€™s come out of Cape Breton was taught by Stan Chapman.a€?A  Lisa played for traditional Scottish square dances on weekends and in various folk bands.
As the two began to tour more as a duo and less with a band,A  it was their desire that their albums become more a€?strippeda€? down and attempt to replicate their sound as a duo. A couple of other interested presenters showed up, as I suggested we go to my own guerrilla showcase room. Jona€™s sister, Leanne Strom, a classically trained violinist, having switched to the rootsier style of the band, provides one main reason why M2D (abbreviation from Dave) compositions achieve majestic flight.
When the relationship with her boyfriend collapsed, the group broke up and she went into a tailspin and didna€™t do music for about a year. The banda€™s name refers to living life to its fullest a€“ going the miles a€“ until being reunited with loved ones whoa€™ve passed on. Brian reintroduced himself, and then sent a follow-up email to Jon, pitching himself for the drummera€™s slot. I realized the first time I sang on stage, right from the get-go, that it was what I had to do. Brenley has said that she never saw him cry and [paraphrasing here] thinks it woulda€™ve done him some good. That was her means of income, as opposed to working in a fast-food restaurant, a more typical fallback for a teenager.
Some elements in her learning progression included using her brothera€™s Eagles songbooks, and picking up songs from Crosby Stills and Nash albums from a frienda€™s father. Thus, about six of us got our very own private Layah Jane showcase performance a€” about 3 songs. It wasna€™t like one day it occurred to me, a€?Oh, I could do this.a€™ It just naturally grew, I think.
In college, at the University of Miami, he studied the cello and trumpet, sang in the jazz vocal ensemble and had his own band called Soma. Jon and Krista knew each other well in high school (he might not have been aware of it, but she had a crush on him). She also recalls learning how to play Don McLeana€™s a€?American Pie.a€? Later, while dating a guitar player in college, she got introduced to the songs of Cat Stevens. Drummer Brian Kroll, who joined the group a few years ago, has a powerful, classically trained voice. Not realizing what was transpiring, the normally freewheeling Dave apprehensively asked Jon a€?Who is this guy?a€? In a role reversal, the normally cautious Jon answered, a€?Hea€™s our new drummer.
Within the first sentence that came out of my mouth, singing in front of a live audience, it was like I was struck by lightning a€” I know this sounds cheesy a€” Wow!
This means whenever the sound equipment of a venue permits, theya€™re capable of five-part harmony.
In concert, sometimes she sings solo with just Oliver on guitar and on some songs, she and Oliver both play guitar. I wrote in the following montha€™s NERFA wrap-up issue: a€?Shea€™s like Diana Krall with a guitar. Layah Jane would be the result.a€? On paper, that might not seem like much, but seen live, it packs quite a wallop. Additionally, it happens that Oliver is a brilliant, seasoned guitarist, having toured Canada with top-of-the-line acts.



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