2010 Unity Music Festival Performers
Beaucoup Blue , Philadelpia, Pa. Beaucoup Blue is the Americana Philadelphia based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their roots based music nationally and internationally, bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. Gene Shay of WXPN in Philadelphia says; “They are one of the best and most exciting new acts to come along in years. I love their sound and their songs.”
Blue Eyed Soul, Berkeley Springs, WV
The music of Blue Eyed Soul pays tribute to the roots of American music from R&B and soul to swing, jazz, blues and rock. The band is fronted by three powerful female vocalists whose combined voices create a striking harmonic blend. The women are backed by an ace rhythm section, creating an alluring, high-spirited show. Blue Eyed Soul is: singers Mary Hott, Habiba Miller, and Angela Petry, with Mike Marzullo on drums, Jim Salman on guitar, Billy Thompson on guitar and vocals, Dan Zarcone on bass.
Carmen Calhoun, Washington, D.C.
Carmen’s music is courageous & encourages people to be all that they can be in life. She found her passion for singing in church & sings about her love for God, life’s challenges & struggles, bringing people in harmony through her music. She is the winner of 2004 ISC songwriter’s competition, 2005 Unisong Songwriter’s competition and the 2006 & 2007 John Lennon Songwriter’s competitions.
Cello Fury, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-octane music in locales ranging from concert halls to biker bars. Appealing to a wide audience – from kids to adults, metal-heads to classical music lovers – sets Cello Fury apart from your average rock band. Begun as Cellofourte, three of its former band members have continued to evolve in the music world, developing their own unique style of cello rock in Cello Fury.
Eco-Man, Warrington, Pa.
Environmentally friendly music for the kids & family. Eco-Man started out as a costume to help raise money at an environmental fundraiser. Now Eco-Man, Richard John McLaughlin, is an award winning song writer/singer.
ELIKEH, Washington, D.C.
ELIKEH is a band that performs its own brand of African Roots music. The material is a combination of traditional rhythms from Togo and 70’s Afrofunk. The message in the songs is mainly about justice, peace and unity. The group’s leader Massama Dogo was born in Togo and developed his deft singing and songwriting ability performing with several local bands. He also acted as musical director of the University Orchestra in Togo from 1998 to 2000.