Left to Right:
Harold Carr - upright bass, spoken word, back-up vocals
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.
Phillip Bimstein - Composer, piano, guitar, co-lead vocals
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.
Charlotte Bell - Oboe, English Horn, back-up vocals
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 - violin, guitar, co-lead vocals
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.