MP3 Tiffany Apan & Chuck Owston - Greensleeves
A beautiful sound for the holidays. Several listeners have noted that the traditional sound of this single takes them back to the courts of King Henry VIII and the minstrels of old.
1 MP3 Songs in this album (4:42) !
Related styles: Folk: British Folk, World: Celtic, Type: Acoustic
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Tiffany Apan is an award winning singer/songwriter from Pennsylvania in the United States who also has a background in stage and film acting. Her is music is an eclectic blend of rock (progressive/alternative/metal), classical, folk, world, new age, gothic, ambient and touches of pop, soul, jazz and r&b.; Her 2008 debut album, Poet combines all these styles of music and has received enthusiastic responses from music fans and even garnered some critical acclaim. She has been featured on up to 8 compilation CDs to date ranging from progressive rock to goth to dance/club compilations; in 2009 she was an American Finalist in The Best New Song in the World Contest with her song, “Lost Little Girl (acapella version)” which was released as a digital single on June 1, 2010 and was rereleased on CDBaby in November of 2010.
In 2010, Tiffany’s song “Ghost” was selected as the official song for the PASTIntel Paranormal Research Group. Her music video for “Scarborough Fair” off of “Poet” was a winner in the “Other” Music Video Category at the 2010 Indie Gathering in Cleveland, OH in the United States. Songs from POET (“Warrior” and “Whispers”) were also selected to appear on the soundtrack to the indie film, “The Girl” (in which Tiffany also plays the role of Kara) on which Samantha Newark (the singer/actress who voice the character Jem in the 80s cartoon, “Jem and the Holograms”) also appears musically.
“Poet” is available at all major digital outlets (iTunes, Napster, etc) as well as at CDBaby, Amazon, and Shinto Records.
She is currently working on her follow up to Poet titled Elements. Tracks on Elements will include “Heart Song,” “City of Gold (Children of the Sun),” “Siuil A Run,” “Poseidon,” and “Walking Distance.”
Chuck Owston began his life in music when he learned to play the Crickets'' "Oh Boy" on the guitar in 1959. But he did not really take the musical path seriously until an incident that happened in August of that year. After hearing a local group called the Galaxies play at a record hop, he decided that he wanted to be a musician. Chuck went home and promptly learned the two standout songs from that show, "Bo Diddley" and "Rumble." Getting together with a drummer in early 1960, he formed his first group, the El Caminos, which later evolved into the Tempests. That band, passing through the various incarnations, lasted till the fall of 1963. Even though they played during the heyday of the twist, they were influenced by early Rock & Roll and Rockabilly, as well as the various instrumental groups of the day. Another big influence was the work of Buddy Holly. Both Chuck and lead guitarist Bob Ladd were Holly fanatics.
Chuck also got an education in down home blues by listening to WLAC in Nashville at night, hearing many of the Chess and Excello artists featured on that station. While Chuck was in Kentucky during the school year, attending Kentucky Christian College (where he graduated in 1965 and received a graduate degree in 1967), he was exposed to traditional folk music and raw Appalachian Rockabilly. This latter music was still very much in Vogue at the time. The local radio station, WGOH, had an extensive library of such recordings, and it was a constant source of discovery. It was also at WGOH that Chuck recorded his first Rockabilly demos, recorded under the pseudonym of Raven Malone. Though some of these tracks have been lost, a few still exist.
In 1965 Chuck was ordained to the Christian ministry, and he has served in churches both in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He is currently pastor of the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ in McKeesport, PA. Jokingly he is often referred to as the "Rockabilly Reverend." Music was still a large part of chuck''s life, performing Gospel, Blues, and Folk music at concerts, festivals and various functions, from the early 60''s to the present. In 1979, after years of solo performing, Chuck returned again to his Rockabilly roots and put together a band called Memphis Leather, with guitarist/harmonica player Dennis Harris and drummer Mike Kolesar. This band lasted about 6 months. Partway through, Mike dropped out because of other commitments, and was replaced by Greg Eide on drums. Don Waller on bass was added not long after.
It was this band that brought Chuck to the attention of Ray Bishop of Bishop Records. As Chuck Owston & The Rockin'' Orchids, Chuck and Mike Kolesar recorded the first two sides, interpretations of Gene Vincent''s "Be Bop A Lula" and Elvis'' "Baby Let''s Play House." Several months later, Chuck, now with Greg Eide on drums, recorded two originals, "Rattlesnake Woman" and "Rockin'' At The Midnight Grill." Three of these four sides later surfaced on a swedish compilation LP called "All American Rock: 50''s style." This came out on the Jan Label (33-8017) in the mid-80''s.
Chuck has released several rockabilly cassettes - "Rockabilly, Boogie and Blues" (by Raven Malone) Nite Owl 302, and "Good Rockin'' Tonight" by Memphis Leather, Nite Owl 301. The latter was a collection of Lo-Fi live recordings from 1979. After numerous blues cassettes (solo acoustic performances) and tapes in the Medieval/Celtic style (as Owl-Stone the Minstrel), Chuck has returned once again to his Rockabilly roots with several new cassettes of material. "Sunglasses After Dark" features recordings from 1990 with Mike Kolesar on drums and Jim Bird on stand-up and dobro bass. Two new songs were recorded this year, "Rockabilly Hell" and "Wailin". A live tape is also slated for release in the summer, "Rockin'' The Rustbelt," as is a collection featuring both live and studio rarities (including one song from 1962) called "Old Tracks."
Chuck Owston has recently been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.