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A soulful blend of folk, rock & country with lilting, breathy and melancholy vocals, engaging melodies and poetic lyrics. Gypsy's music is like blending the bes
Gypsy's music is a soulful blend of folk, rock & country with lilting, breathy and melancholy vocals, engaging melodies and poetic lyrics.
Band/artist history
Gypsy is a uniquely gifted singer-songwriter and published poet. Her musical roots were deeply cultivated by her upbringing. She wrote her first song at the age of five while listening to her mother's jam sessions with the likes of Tag Lambert (lead guitarist for Bob Wills) among others. Her mother wrote and recorded country music and her uncle, Don Rollins wrote the smash hit, The Race Is On, recorded by George Jones, Ricky Nelson and The Grateful Dead. Writing is in her blood and in her heart. After attending Arizona State University as a theatre arts and music major, Gypsy went on to audition and was accepted into The National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. After living in Greenwich Village and singing at local clubs and open mics, Gypsy moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music, theatre and film and continued to write songs, record demos, do backing vocals on other artists' projects, and act in commercials, music videos and films. In 1995 Gypsy was invited to join the pop trio, Angels of Ecstasy (with Astrid Plane, formerly of Animotion) and Kelly Sullivan. She and Kelly then went on to form Zuzu's Petalz, performing their original music in local LA clubs before Gypsy went solo in 1999. Gypsy has just completed her first album entitled "Heart of a Traveling Wind". This disc is flavored with the distinct guest performances of many talented musicians, including guitarists, Ed Tree (Spencer Davis Group, Etta James), Jason Grisell and Rich Sheldon (Rebel Soul Band); bassists, Martyn LeNoble (Jane's Addiction, The Cult, Scott Weiland) and Tony Sales (Tin Machine); and drummers, Rick Shlosser (Van Morrison, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt) and David Palmer (Rod Stewart). Gypsy's influences include Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Shania Twain, Nick Drake, Maria McKee, Jewel, Bob Marley and many others. Her songs are essentially her poems set to music with lilting, breathy and melancholy vocals amidst a folky-pop backdrop of music. She is performing locally in LA, festivals around the U.S. and is planning a European club tour in the Spring of 2005. Other news... Gypsy recently played in front of thousands on the main stage at the Whole Earth Festival, in front of hundreds at the Pine Mountain Music Festival, the Venice Carnevale and is scheduled to perform at the Marin Music Festival in September. Gypsy has received airplay on Radio Golden Flash FM 104.30 in Belgium, on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and KUMN 89.9 FM in New Mexico. She is getting airplay on internet radio stations: Clear Channels New Music Network, Undie 101, Yahoos Launch and has received a nomination for Best Pop Song on internet radio station, WWW.URSCENE.COM, with over 100,000 listeners. Band Members: Gypsy Racco (singer-songwriter/guitar), Rich Sheldon (guitar), Scott Versele (bass), Eric Dudinsky (drums)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes, please see the CALENDAR link on my website: http://www.fairyprincessmusic.com ...Playing at the Whole Earth Festival was an awesome moment!
Your musical influences
Jewel, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Dido, Loreena McKennett.
What equipment do you use?
Guitars, Bass, Drums & Keyboards (when we can)
Anything else?
Peace & blessings! Get out there and vote!
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