Country gospel roots and southern swing deeply welcome black leather grit in new intertwining medley. Jen Reilly and Eddy Bluma collaborate with tempting harmonies and lonesome spirituals, which “harbor the spirits that dwell in the hidden hollows of Appalachia.” Exploring the origins of the oral folk tradition that touches outlaw and rock ballads, the duo sings suspenseful and captivating stories of fairies, earth, and work that call into our current socio-political times. Far-reaching, yet familiar; The New Zeitgeist calls from the deep to weary, worn trails of spirits lingering.
Neil DIxon Smith is a guitarist living in Chicago specializing in the solo guitar traditions of Latin America. Neil learned this music from a decade-long apprenticeship with a master guitarist from Chile, Alfonso Chacon (1934-2011). Neil plays a mix of music from Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Puerto Rico, and his influences include: Alfonso Chacon, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Oscar Aviles, Luis Bonfa, Baden Powell, Roberto Grela and Joe Strummer.