Barbara Lee Turrill and Austin Jacob MacDonald

Medium:  Music

Artist's Email:

turrill@peak.org

Description:

Barbara Lee Turrill (vocals, guitar) and Austin Jacob MacDonald (mandolin) perform original, traditional and new folk.  They are the happiest in small clubs, house concerts, and other groovy venues, where the audience members are 4 feet away.  The songs are filled with an Appalachian Scots-Irish soul or a New England 1960s small town blend with Urban Americana notes, combined with 21st century laid back folk-swing tunes.  

Barbara's musical background includes playing at the infamous Cornelia St. Songwriters Cafe in NYC in the 70s, at folk festivals and clubs up and down the West Coast  and in New England.  She has won the New Songwriters contest at the Willamette Valley Folk Festival in Eugene and has been recorded with other Eugenian singer/songwriters on a Fast Folk recording.  Austin's musicianship was evident when he was 3 years old when Barbara gave him a mandolin to hold for the first time.  

She and Austin are hard at work on their first official recording, due out by the end of the summer 2013.

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