Cairn to Cairn is comprised of: flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott, guitarist/singer Terry Farmer, and bassist/percussionist/vocalist Rob Crozier.
Cairn to Cairn CD Tour May 5, 2012 -- State Theatre
CD Release Tour
March 28, 2012
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By: O. J. Cunningham
Cairn to Cairn, sponsored by Dow Corning will be performing on Saturday 05/05/12 at 7:30 PM
All Ticket Sales are Final - No Refunds or Exchanges -- $ 15.00 (Adults) . . . $ 10.00 (Students)
Cairn to Cairn is an acoustic trio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan comprised of flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott, guitarist/singer Terry Farmer, and bassist/percussionist/vocalist Rob Crozier. Originally formed in 2007 as a classical flute and guitar duo, Cairn to Cairn soon expanded to begin their exploration into traditional folk music and beyond.
An amalgamation of three distinct musical personalities, Cairn to Cairn melds classical technique with rock-n-roll, and folk songwriting with elements of improvised freedom. They each bring a high level of artistry and passionate energy to their performances, which are defined by their synergistic and sophisticated approach to arranging traditional and newly composed music. Never satisfied with the status quo, these talented musicians continue to pursue the next cairn.
Last fall the "Cairns" recorded 13 tracks in Brooklyn, New York with legendary producer, composer, and musician David Mansfield (www.david-mansfield.com). David has worked with artists including Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, and Sting. The upcoming Cairn to Cairn album contains new melodic originals with lush classic reinterpretations.
This is the official CD release performance featuring David Mansfield. Kelly McDermott and Terry Farmer exchange lead vocals with warm harmonies as well as virtuosic flute, guitar, and piano. Rob Crozier supports on vocals and adds rhythm on the bass, cajón, djembe, bells, and more. David will be playing with Cairn to Cairn on mandolin, violin and Weissenborn lap steel guitar.
This band can rock out a bit, play northern sounds from Canada, adapt music of Native Americans, travel to the further reaches of Scotland, dig deep into the blues, or jam in a fashion not unlike the best jazz musicians. Never satisfied with the status quo, these talented musicians continue to look for the next cairn (a cairn is a pile of stones used as a marker).
According to Johnny Williams - curator of Ann Arbor's Speakeasy Concert Series - "The combination of Kelly McDermott's confident, passionate and assertive voice, Terry Farmer's beautiful voice and consistent guitar playing with Rob Crozier's spot-on, in-the-pocket bass work is an emotional fantasy. Crafting intricate and original songs, that you'd swear were 100 years old, will transport you to another time and place."
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O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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