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and Julie Folk Duo
Husband and wife team singer/songwriter Ken DeAngelis and soprano Julie Ziavras present a repertory which features Ken's original acoustic songs and includes a strong collection of traditional American and international folksongs. They showcase outstandingly lyric vocals and tight musicianship accompanying themselves on guitars and other instruments. "Wonderfully detailed music that features evocative lyrics, lovely harmonies and melodies that stay with you long after you hear them." (Steven Israel, Times Herald Record).
Ken and Julie's CD The Dream features 16 of Ken DeAngelis’s original songs. His lyric melodies and thought provoking lyrics often depicting personal experiences were described by one reviewer as "personal, yet universal in scope, poignant and heartfelt." The Dream is a part of the Peace Autograph Project collection at the International Museum of Peace and Solidarity in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Ken's song "Thirteen Voices" was nominated for Best Original Song by the Western Music Association and "Civil Defense Drill" was selected from songwriters all over the world to be part of the compellation CD Protest Songs For A Better World. "Love, energy, songwriting talent, two great and diverse voices... the pure talent of DeAngelis and Ziavras combine to generate some real gems, sparkling with energy and life." (Cindy Hill, CDReviews.com)
Described as "an estimable vocalist with a silvery voice” by The New York Times, soprano Julie Ziavras is known for her diversity of repertory and styles. She has been featured in concert, radio and television in the U.S. and abroad in a repertory ranging from opera and traditional folk, to Greek and international ballads and holds bachelor and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Ken DeAngelis has shared the stage with the most prominent names in the folk genre and has recorded, produced and arranged award winning albums for other artists. As a duo, Ken and Julie have appeared in concert and folk venues throughout the northeastern U.S., Alaska and Nova Scotia and they have been heard throughout the US and internationally, including Ellopia TV (Greece), National Public Radio, webcasts including The Art Music Coffeehouse and RelaxRadio (Australia) and have been recipients of the New York State Council of the Arts Grants. Visit Ken and Julie at www.KenandJulie.com.
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