In this interview, Alan Doyle discusses how the dynamics as a solo artist are so different from being the front man for the super group, Great Big Sea. He also talks about his influences and numerous other projects including his collaborations with Russell Crowe and other forays into the world of film and television.
In this interview for the Mariposa Talks series, ukulele maestro James Hill tells us why he chose the ukulele over the violin (it was more fun), talks about some exciting new directions he’s taken in his latest album, and addresses the question of whether the name of his instrument should be pronounced “yuke-a-laylee” or “ook-oo-laylee.”
Here’s some live performance videos of James Hill for your enjoyment:
High energy, bluegrass roots quintet, The Railsplitters, shines with vocal clarity, unclouded song writing, and an exceptional musical range.
Calling upon genre influences ranging from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50′s doo wop, modern pop, to good old Rock ‘n’ Roll, this Colorado outfit wows audiences with dynamic, tight, and powerful performances.
Their music draws on the craft of icons like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, but with a hint of the modern that comes out in rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals, and good-time breakdowns!
With powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, these folks have raw power that can raise mountains.