“Ken and Julie: 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)
they make wonderfully detailed music that features evocative lyrics, lovely
harmonies and melodies that stay with you long after you hear them." (Steve Israel, The Times Herald Record)
Singer/songwriter Ken DeAngelis, studied music, accordion and songwriting at an early age, teaching himself guitar and harmonica. His original songs incorporate his unique guitar flat and fingerpicking styles. "DeAngelis demonstrates remarkable breadth and technical skill…with themes and pace running from the silly to the sublime,” (Cindy Hill, CDReviews.com) making his music "expressive, vivid and riveting." (Richard Ross, The River Reporter) "And the folk world should keep a weather eye open for DeAngelis' future compositions; he may well become the rudder for the next generation of contemporary American folk songwriters.” (Cindy Hill, CDReviews.com) Ken has been featured on radio, television, at numerous song festivals and has won awards at song competitions. He has performed with the "Fast Folk" organization of NYC and has shared the stage with prominent artists among whom are Pete Seeger, John Gorka, Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka, Artie and Happy Traum, Richard Schindell, blues artist Savoy Brown.
Soprano Julie Ziavras, is known for her diversity of repertory and styles and her ability to infuse a classical technique with the popular and folk genres. She has been featured as both a folk and classical singer 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. She holds both bachelor and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. The New York Times described her as "an estimable vocalist with a silvery voice…cradling her guitar, Miss Ziavras sang a variety of Greek numbers, plaintive to rhythmic, then rounded out the set with a group of English folk ballads…she held the spotlight alone." Dr. James Cotter of The Times Herald Record said that "Soprano Julie Ziavras masters the most difficult instrument, wowing her listeners with her warm and compelling voice, appealing presence and wide range of repertoire… pour(ing) her full energy into each number with virtuosity and verve."
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