Live in Concert at
SUN MUSIC COMPANY, NYC
Saturday, October 6, 2001
musical host - ROBERT URBAN
8pm sharp, Door - $10
340 East 71st Street, NYC (between 1st & 2nd avenues)
This Queens' based multi-instrumentalist writes music that resists being pigeonholed into any one genre. Drawing upon rock, alternative, jazz & folk traditions, she stirs up an original brew that has all the catchiness of pop without the predictability.
- "Delivered in her agile, smoky alto, Allison's unusual blend of impressionistic, theatrical pop and vocal athleticism charmed the crowd from start to finish" - Jon Sobel,INDIEGIRL
Callanish is Scottish fiddler and small piper, Deborah Nuse and Colleen Donahue on cittern, Celtic bouzouki, 12-strings guitars, mandolin, bones and bodhrán. Both as a duo and within other bands, Deborah and Colleen have been playing and performing together for ten years.
With the recent resurgence of the popularity of Celtic music, predominantly music of an Irish nature, it is only natural that the music of Scotland should follow. Filling that niche, or the need for things Scottish, is the duo Callanish.
Named for the ancient standing stones in Scotland, Callanish features both the fiddle and pipe music of Scotland as well as its songs and ballads. Also featured are tunes and songs from Ireland, the British Isles, Canada and the United States. Providing an array of instrumentation, Callanish utilizes fiddles, Scottish small pipes, cittern, Celtic bouzouki, 12-string guitars, mandolin, bones, bodhrán and the human voice.
This Kentucky-based duo is songwriter/guitarist Kiya Heartwood (formerly of Stealin Horses) and multi-instrumentalist Miriam Davidson. From 500-year old ballads to driving folk originals, Wishing Chair walks with its feet planted firmly in the living tradition while adding the best influences of popular and world music. WC was chosen as one of the first artists released on the Indiegrrl IGR record label. They have 3 CD's out including Singing with the Red Wolves 1996, Undisputed Country in 1998 and The Ghost of Will Harbut in 2000.
"Wishing Chair creates shimmery folk-pop of the highest order. Whether offering up soaring roots rock, foot-stompin' Nashville swing, or epic heartland balladry, Wishing Chair never fails to create that exhilarating sense one gets when great melodies, strong harmonies, and superb execution come together." - PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE