BANDS

….in alphabetical order

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Gypsy Americana –Brothers Gadjo are 3 members of the band Dgiin; Gabe Pirard, Chris Le Dief on guitars and vocals along with Jimmy Inciardi on Saxaphone. Your ears are going to be happy!

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DGIIN – www.dgiin.com

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Gypsy FunkDgiin (pronounced GIN) is known as a band with a unique style encompassing various cultures and influences and songs sung mainly in French. Front man, Gabe Pirard, strums and picks the guitar in a seriously French-Roma-Flamenco style with a twist. Singing in French, Gabe is joined on stage by members of Dgiin: Jomial Jones, Magali Sancartier, Jimmy Inciardi, Chris LeDief, Zach Morris on bass, violin, saxaphone, guitar, drums and occasionally by his wonderful sister, Mimi, on vocals. The Flamenco-Django-esque band, also winner of the North Bay Music Awards on numerous occasions, puts on one memorable show accessible to all types of tastes and ages. Their energetic performance is not to be missed!

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FREE PEOPLES – www.freepeoples.com

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American Roots – Free Peoples currently is, Tim Sawyer, Michael DiPirro, James Foster and Nick Hasty with special guest Jason Thor on horns. The horns bring a shift in the band’s musical evolution. New Orleans and bebop come into the foreground. Sawyer and DiPirro, whom have always been the principle songwriters, maintain an acoustic, vocal-based context in the songwriting and performances overall. Free Peoples have been called “ Porch rock pros” and their songwriting is” sophisticated with twists and turns that take the music several steps from the unexpected”. They have quietly become one of the best American roots bands.  As of 2013, they have three studio albums and one live album to date.

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FRENCH OAK GYPSY BAND –  www.stellaheathmusic.com/french-oak.html

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French American Swing – French Oak Gypsy Band gives a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics. With repertoire derived greatly from French Chanson, Gypsy Jazz, Dixieland Jazz, they also play with Traditional World Folk music, and Modern tunes from around the world. North Bay Native and vocalist, Stella Heath, and French/American guitar player, Gabriel Pirard, lead this group of gypsies in their undeniable fun performances. Reed player, James Inciardi, rounds out the trio. With their French-inspired sound, spotlighting Heath’s magnetic vocals and the band’s tight rhythms they’ll transport you straight into the bygone era of swing .

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SONOMUSETTE – http://www.sonomusette.com

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Vintage French Revisited – SonoMusette recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris. Inspired by the great performers of the era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and Django Reinhardt along with contemporary artists such as Zaz. This music has retained it’s power to charm and transport audiences, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in vocals and instrumentation.

The band features French singer Mimi Pirard whose renditions of these timeless French classics provide a freshness and excitement that is contemporary, yet faithful to the spirit and tradition of the original versions. Few singers are capable of doing justice to Piaf and Brel, and even fewer can match Pirard’s mesmerizing interpretation and powerful delivery.
The band is comprised of period instrumentation featuring Robert Lunceford – accordion, Isaac Vandeveer – guitar and bass, Jan Martinelli – upright bass and piano, and Richard Andrews on drums.

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TUMBLEWEED SOULwww.tumbleweedsoul.com

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Tumbleweed Soul is an American roots project based in West 
Sonoma County, led by Stephanie Salva and Adam Walsh.  The pair have been rocking the West Coast music scene in various projects for over a decade, best known for their joint role in the beloved SF North Bay band the Jug Dealers.  With powerful harmonies and eclectic songwriting that is both familiar yet fresh, their growing catalogue of original songs reflects their love of the deep city juke joints and country shacks where Americana was born.  Jazz, Blues, R&B, Country, Funk, Soul, and Old Timey Traditionals all find a home at a Tumbleweeds show.

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Please email: sooz@soozmusic.com for more information on any of these bands. Visit SoozMusic page and like here: https://www.facebook.com/SoozMusic

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