Calaveras. It's a little river with a melodious name that runs down through
the rolling Sierra foothills to the central valley delta and on to the San
Francisco Bay. It's the Spanish word for "skulls." It's a folk trio from the
Bay Area that tries to keep its music honest, organic and challenging.
songs have captured the Kerrville New Folk prize, the Napa Valley Emerging
songwriter award, the West Coast Songwriter's Association Song of the Year
honors and have appeared in TV and movies.
Their live show is a mix of Victoria's soaring
vocals on pure folk ballads and sultry jazz-fusion torch songs, Greg's
energetic and insightful musical treatments
of birth, death and everthing in between, and Dave's constantly creative lead-guitar
Their most recent album, Ready to Fy, which has
won widespread critical acclaim, was produced by Teresa Trull and created
with great west coast session players
Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Stef Burns, Paul Van Wageningen and others. Their
next CD is in the works and should be ready for release later this year.
Their hope is that the music will speak for itself.