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FOLK FUSION: Tom & Laurie's duo, just flute & cello (sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric)
Musically, Tom & Laurie have developed a unique style over the past 18 years that fuses elements of classical, folk & jazz music into a new sound they call "Folk Fusion." Tom's background is in jazz, Laurie's in classical music -- celtic music was their common meeting ground. These roots sprouted in many directions, staying true to the roots of each genre while blending elements of each. Their influences include Norman & Nancy Blake, Yo Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor, Edgar Myer, Van Morrison, Jethro Tull, JS Bach, Miles Davis, and more...
JAZZ: flute, cello, piano, drums
Nine recordings available by this imaginative jazz band! ..."Vigorous, steely playing" Downbeat Magazine ... 2013 New Release! "Comin' Home Baby" on VectorDisc Records. 2011 CD by TRP "Evening in Vermont" available at Rhombus Records! "TRP is a special group, offering well-played, joyous jazz that refreshingly and intelligently taps into several other musical genres. Three hearty cheers for their 'Evening in Vermont' album." Frank-John Hadley, longtime Downbeat critic 2-25-12 "This band's sound is both airy & gritty which gives it a unique identity." Cadence Magazine
Elegant Chamber Music
CLASSICAL & FOLK: flute, violin/piano & cello
CD "Conversations" earned #2 in "Just Plain Folks" Awards.
CELTIC, WORLD, FOLK, FOLK ROCK: flute, cello & guitar
Laurie’s classical training, Tom’s jazz experience shining with wild flute & pennywhistle lines, & Chris’ folk & rock background blend into a fresh acoustic sound that enlivens the traditional celtic elements. Folk rock mixes with traditional celtic melodies, and jazz improvisation mixes with classical interpretations in the jazz, blues, bluegrass, newgrass, celtic, Irish & folk rock tunes this band performs.
Performing at concerts, festivals, jazz festivals, churches, wineries, libraries, weddings, retirement centers, educational programs, clinics, workshops, & more.
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