December 12, 2019
$25 / $20 Studio Members
Red Circle Sponsors: Bill and Hazel Hough
The Studio@620 welcomes Gypsy Star on December 12, 2019! The original music of Gypsy Star artfully fuses indie folk rock with sounds and rhythms from around the world. Imagine if Fleetwood Mac, Blackmore’s Night, Loreena McKennitt and the Gipsy Kings got together to form a new band… throw in a bit of jazz and classical music and it might sound very much like Gypsy Star.
The mystique behind this dynamic band's songs lie at the creative hand of guitarist and composer Billy Keen who merges his own musical roots in American rock, folk and blues with a more global influence tapping into Spanish, Celtic, Latin, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. Long time bandmate, vocalist and percussionist Belinda Brodsky, breathes poetry into Keen’s tunes with lyrics that capture the essence of ancient tales, the insight of modern storytelling and the charm of timeless, heartfelt sentiments. Together they weave a colorful, melodic tapestry of enchanting, uplifting songs.
Gypsy Star’s performance features Billy on classical flamenco guitar and vocals; Belinda on vocals, keys and an array of hand percussion; Rebecca Zapen on violin; Steve Boisen on upright and electric bass and spirited folkloric dancer, Kimara Lee, who complements the band’s music through the art of movement.