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BREWFLIES An acoustic/electric trio that is, at it's heart, the core of a bluegrass band: mandolin-bass-guitar, Brewflies combine traditional old-time Appalachian string-band tunes; acoustic folk songs of artists like John Prine, James Taylor, and Randy Newman; New Orleans blues-rock-boogie; alt-country: Jazz-Latino-Brazilian choro, and folk-rock rootsy Americana reminiscent of Dylan and the Band, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Jayhawks. BREWFLIES ARE: Larry Brittain-Guitar/vocals Bill Clockel-Acoustic/electric bass/string bass Jeff Schmich-Mandolin/banjo ABOUT THE MUSICIANS: The three musicians who comprise Brewflies have been playing, performing, arranging and recording traditional and contemporary acoustic music for three decades. All three have played in award-winning bluegrass bands, appearing with Tony Trishka, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The New Grass Revival, Oscar Brand, The Pogues, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, David Grisman, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Larry and Bill were key figures in the old-time/bluegrass music scene in the New York Metropolitan region from the 1980s into the early 90s, organizing several bands, hosting bluegrass festivals in Queens and Long Island, and opening a number of venues in a vibrant traditional music circuit. Their band headed festivals in Switzerland, Scotland, Germany, and England. Jeff, an award-winning frailing-style banjoist, headed a number of bands that combined bluegrass with Brazilian-flavored jazz, specializing in a mandolin style influenced by Sam Bush and Grisman. ABOUT THE ALBUM: Brewflies' latest CD release, On the Fly, showcases many of the styles the band has incorporated into it's unique sound. After several years of quiet experimentation in home studios with the aim of shifting from a six-piece bluegrass band to a three-piece acoustic ensemble, Brewflies decided to team up with New York area musicians of equally eclectic backgrounds and, with only a minimally sketched-in arrangement and virtually no rehearsal, see what would result. Recorded in Woodstock, NY, and New York City (Mark Dann's Studios) over a period of 18 months, the album features Grammy-award winners banjoist Bill Keith (pioneer of the quot;Keith-stylequot; melodic banjo style) and fiddler Lisa Gutkin (Klezmatics and Whirligig). Cellist Mark Murphy, drummer Dan Hickey, keyboardists Joshua Pearl and Mike Mindell, guitarist Dave Mason, and supporting vocals from Woodstock natives Kirsti Gholson and Bar Scott, Jim Coleman, and Carl MaultsBy's Rejoicensemble appear on various tracks. ABOUT THE SONGS: The songs on On the Fly generally reflect Brewflies' concerns with the life of the planet, the quot;war on terrorism,quot; rebellion, death, making love, making music, dubiously sea-worthy crafts, and the joy of solid furniture... Bluegrass-quot;Bluegrass in Your Soulquot;; quot;Pretty Little Pinkquot;; quot;Last Letter Homequot; (features cello) Jazzy-blues/New Orleans Funky-quot;Sick and Tiredquot; Contemporary country/Country Rock-quot;Pledging Allegiancequot; Dylan covers-quot;You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Goquot;; quot;You Angel Youquot; John Prine cover-quot;Paradisequot; (features cello) Instrumentals-quot;Paul's Boatquot; (Calypso-tinged; quot;parrot-headquot; groove); quot;Straight Back Chairquot; (Old-timey/Celtic/Parlor-tune groove) Folk- rock-quot;What Vladimir Saidquot;; quot;In This Housequot; [Note: All songs appropriate for general audiences, except What Vladimir Said: quot;come get yer ass outa bed!quot; in chorus refrain] CONTACT INFO: Phone: Bill: 518-669-7346 Larry: 516-587-4144 E Mail:


On the Fly 566384701