The John Clarke trio performs original music by John H. Clarke, influenced by many Latin American and Spanish guitar traditions. The trio consists of Classical Guitar, Violin and Cajon.
An electrifying trio, StringQuake brings a new sound to today's world music scene. StringQuake's repertoire draws inspiration from the music traditions of the Americas, Greece, Africa, India, European classical, and the musical masters who have emerged from every corner of the globe. The groups unique instrumentation, original compositions, and dynamic arrangements give spice to their sound.
Drawing its inspiration from the clove and incense scented air of Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan X, “The Bay Area’s own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology” (SF Guardian), explores the sonic landscape of contemporary beleganjur gamelan to offer a wildly unique expression of both East and West.
From the resonating sound of the gongs to the explosive drum beats and interlocking cymbals, Gamelan X remixes the ritual of a Balinese procession with a decidedly west coast twist.
The View From Bernal Hill brings forth a hearty amalgam of odd-meter rock, chamber jazz harmonies, and hip hop lyricism. With French-Vietnamese composer Camille Mai, Argentine guitarist Nahuel Bronzini and Seattleite bassist Schuyler Karr at its core, The View’s songwriting lies at the crossroads of dread and beauty, chasing psychological and spiritual extremes.
Sujatha and the Spirit of the Lotus is a fusion of traditional Indian and Western Musical influences. Drawing from Sacred Chants, Sujatha Vasudevan Sings to connect with the natural world and ancestors of the past, while bringing an intention for healing and enlightenment.
Vocalist and composer, Amy LaCour, is the granddaughter of Louisiana Creoles who migrated from Louisiana to California in 1945. She is a graduate of Columbia University, with a Major in African-American literature. Amy has been a performing vocalist and songwriter for over 20 years, traveling nationally and abroad. She has independently released four recordings of original music, and has collaborated with artists from the diverse musical worlds of jazz, reggae, R&B, and classical.
Mathew Stewart is an acclaimed performing, touring, and recording Guitarist/ Singer Songwriter based in San Francisco California. As a Graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he draws from many different genre that include Spanish, Folk, Rock, Classical and World Music.
Lucian Kano Balmer has studied the violin for 20 years under Benjamin Spilman and Calvin Murasaki. Most notably, he has performed with award winning guitarist Shambhu Vineberg, and with sarod player Lisa Sangita Moskow. Currently, he is working on compositions with tabla player Josh Mellinger and studying vocals with renowned Hindustani vocalist, Shweta Jhaveri. When time allows, he also plays with the Mill Valley Philharmonic.