MP3 Sheri Bauer-Mayorga - On The Wrong Side of Railroad Tracks
Sheri Bauer- Mayorga and Lincoln Mayorga (pianist for Phil Ochs) and their fine quartet in songs that say what people are really thinking from traditional folk song, to a rarely heard Ellington piece, to some gritty and some classy originals.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, in collaboration with husband, Lincoln Mayorga (pianist for Phil Ochs, Amanda McBroom, Ketty Lester) have pulled together twelve songs from the traditional folk repertoire, a rarely heard Duke Ellington tune, a poignant Ewan MacColl acapella piece, and originals that sing for the voices seldom heard from in the mainstream. From small town America, to moms, to Scottish Travellors, to Guatemalan shoe shine boys, to a little child wondering about peace, to an observor of 9/11 wondering the same ...
Sheri and Lincoln join Pete Toigo on bass, Jeff Kraus on percussion and Trevor Caldwell on Low D whistle and present a beautifully transparent and audiophile quality recording that''s easy on the ears. The town of Chatham, New York makes a guest appearance on one tune with its local marching bands, the 2002 Chatham Fair, the local espresso bar, and the mayor''s barking beagle. We got it all in there.
Sheri Bauer-Mayorga is a vocalist, pianist, songwriter, and folk song scavenger. She began her career in NYC playing contemporary American piano repertoire and appeared in venues such as the The Kitchen and New Music America. An interest in American traditional music (via the work of composer Ruth Crawford Seeger) led to Sheri''s running after traditional folk song and singing it. She has performed and toured with this repertoire in a theater context with the New York company, The Actor''s Ensemble, in their adaptation of stories by Hamlin Garland. She is also arranger and "orchestra" for a British-American pantomime company, The PantoLoons. She has performed on Jay Ungar and Molly Mason''s "Dancing On The Air," WAMC''s "Round Table," at all of those necessary rallies, and gets around town with her trio (Lincoln Mayorga, piano and Otto Gardner on bass). "Her lucid, rangy voice, moves through the song like a front porch swing"...Antonio D''Arcangelis, Greene County Daily Mail
Lincoln Mayorga is a pianist, producer and arranger who has toured internationally with a highly versatile repertoire. Known as the "Crossover King," he has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists from Phil Ochs (as pianist on "The Party" and "Small Circle Of Friends"), Walt Disney studios, The Limeliters, Mel Torme, Ketty Lester, Marni Nixon, Margie Gibson, The Four Preps, and The Piltdown Men. His recordings range from classical to jazz to pop and include "Sophisticated Innoncence," " Fiddle-De-Bop," "A Bouquet Of Familiar Classics," and "The Irving Berlin Century." More recently he tours the country playing a mean Chopin and looking for orchestras to play his composition, "Angel''s Flight." He is co-founder, along with mastering whiz Doug Sax, of the pioneer audiophile label, Sheffield Lab.