Marci Geller is a piano-based contemporary singer-songwriter whose latest CD Open Book is garnering airplay on radio stations across the country. It debuted at #33 on the Folk DJ Chart and was one of the Top 100 Albums 2012 on Cashbox Magazine/Roots Music Report Folk chart. She has performed on Live with Regis, Good Day NY and Fox Morning Show, and her music can be heard in a multitude of TV soundtracks. Her music has a cinematic quality to it, giving light to “small moments” prompting the listener to ask the bigger questions.
Ivy Sheppard grew up on a farm and began her obsessive passion with music at age 17 with a banjo she bought in David’s shop. She learned to play while travelling the country with The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers. The Broadcasters are now creating their own old-time legacy while carrying on the east Tennessee tradition of hard-driving rhythms and close harmony singing.
This band plays contemporary and original jazz compositions. Karl Rausch grew up in Hamden, CT and moved to Boston, MA to pursue music studies. Currently he lives in Western, MA teaching music and performing.
The group is made up of David Bilodeau on Trumpet, Dick Poccia on Saxophone, Jason Schwartz on Bass, Bill Mathews on Drums and myself Karl Rausch on Guitar.
Klezwoods is an amalgam of strings, horns and percussion that melds the spirit of traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation and original repertoire. Every player comes from a different background, which creates the band’s unique sound and style.
Bombastic yet brilliant, these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.