Jesus Florido makes his second appearance on this program. A player of considerable distinction, this Venezuela-born violinist is equally at home in a classical setting as he is in a Latin ort rock setting. His latest disc Heading North is a fantastic disc that (so I have discovered) holds up very well listen after listen. The guy's amazing.
Kari Tieger returns for a third time on this program with a cut from her most recent disc Nos Mots. This francophone Rhode Island pianist regularly features string players on her recordings and thus - by my reckoning - makes her an honorary fiddler herself.
Lyriel is a group from German hardcore group from Germany that features a full string section. Loud and highly dramatic, this group will leave you smoldering in your shoes. This tune is from their latest disc Autumntales - a recording they are offering for free download from their website. Check it out!
Closing out the show is composer/violinist Mary Lee Taylor. She has been featured previously on this program as a member of the Upton Trio. This tune was recorded live on May 8 of this year in Camden, South Carolina.
Thanks everyone!Mark Allender, producer-host