Harold Carr is an in-demand eclectic bass player who has performed and recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Crystal Gayle, Lightnin' Hopkins, John McCuen, Steve Lacy, Catie Curtis and Matt Flinner. Harold has been a musician/poet-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, guest soloist at the Frutillar Music Festival in Chile, composer/soloist with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company in Guang Zhou, China, invited poet for the Utah State Governor and commissioned composer/performer at New Music America. He has been a member of a number of popular Utah-based bands such as Good Grass, The Cowdaddies, The Jarman/Kingston Quartet, Amnesia, and Wood. He is currently a member of blue haiku.
Described by Outside magazine as “America's only all-natural politician-composer,” Phillip Bimstein's works have been performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Abravanel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, London’s Royal Opera House and on NPR and MTV. Bimstein’s Garland Hirschi's Cows CD garnered rave reviews internationally in such publications as Stereo Review, Wired, Fanfare, and Stereophile. In 2007 The New York Times reviewed “the irresistible charm of Mr. Bimstein's music” and “his uncanny knack for finding the music of everyday life.” Formerly the mayor of Springdale, Utah, Bimstein received the Utah Humanities Council's 2009 Delmont R. Oswald Fellowship to research and speak about the relationships between music, dialogue and community. He teaches a course on this topic, “Composing a Community,” in the University of Utah's Honors College.
For her 9th birthday, Charlotte asked for a yoyo. Apparently hearing only the vowels, her parents instead gave her an oboe. She subsequently learned to play it at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Indiana University. She joined the Salt Lake Symphony in 1996 and loves being a part of the orchestra for its artistry and its heart. Charlotte has also performed and/or recorded with blue haiku, Anke Summerhill, Scherzando Winds, John Flanders, Kate MacLeod, Hal Cannon and Smithsonian Folkways. A Yoga teacher since 1986, she is the author of two books: Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life (2007) and Yoga for Meditators (2012), both published by Rodmell Press.
Kate MacLeod travels the United States and Europe performing her original songs. Extremely versatile on the violin, she plays traditional fiddle styles from North America and the British Isles. She has numerous recordings of original material published by Folk Era Records and Waterbug Records. Kate MacLeod's songs have been featured on syndicated radio shows, including a "A Prairie Home Companion," and have been recorded and performed by musicians across the country. Her brand new Waterbug Records CD, “Blooming,” produced by Tim O'Brien and featuring Kate's songs performed by her and Nashville's finest musicians, is moving up the Americana Music Association's radio airplay charts.
Flavia Cervino-Wood studied classical violin at the Conservatory of Music in Santiago and at the Universidad Católica de Chile. She moved to Brazil to join the band Grupo Agua, which toured South America and performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento. She has been a member of the Brockport Symphony in New York, and was active in the San Francisco’s Latin music scene. She is a featured soloist with Sol y Luna along with Rebecca Mauleon and Michael Spiro. She is active in the improvised music scene, having performed with Cecil Taylor at the San Francisco Jazz Festival and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She has been a member of blue haiku, Red Rock Rondo and the Salt Lake Symphony since she moved to Utah. Her distinct style is her own imagination when traveling through a musical piece.
Hal Cannon is a songwriter, folklorist and media producer. His new self-titled CD has been received with critical acclaim. As leader of the Deseret String Band, the group traveled all over the world specializing in authentic traditional music of the American West. He is the Founding Director of the Western Folklife Center and its famous child, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Since 1990 he has co-produced over 100 cultural features for National Public Radio including the series "What's in a Song." He has also produced with Taki Telonidis two Emmy Award winning PBS documentaries (including one for the production of Red Rock Rondo’s Zion Canyon Song Cycle) Hal Cannon has received three Wrangler Awards from the Cowboy Hall of Fame, the 1998 Will Rogers Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Folklore Society’s Botkin Award, and the Utah Governor’s Award in both the Arts and the Humanities.