Lisa Atkinson & George Kincheloe
Simple As That
recorded at Raincoast Studio in Nanaimo this cd is a mix of romance and politics; strong songwriting, beautiful harmonies with cutting edge acoustic instrumental performances.
It took a couple of gorgeous summers in British Columbia, some marvelous musicians, a small hidden jewel of a studio; and we think you'll enjoy every minute of it.
Simple As That features 14 original songs performed by Lisa and George on guitar, piano, dulcimer and harmonica, backed by an incredible band of studio virtuosos.
Eric Wyatt Walsh: acoustic & electric guitars
Marty Atkinson: guitars, dobro, mandolin, guitarron and harmonies
(Check out Marty Atkinson's CD's on cd baby.)
Jonnie Atkinson: violin
Jerry Pacquette: (legendary Vancouver Island performer/producer): harmonica
These songs reflect a decade of live performances. Some are songs most requested by audiences through the years, some are simply close to our hearts.
Before they met, Lisa and George both traveled the country as solo singer/songwriters. George also toured with his original rock bands (Evening Stage, Hooligan and Boardinghouse Reach). George's solo 1993 CD release Painted Dragon (graced by Lisa's harmonies) received critical acclaim and radio airplay in California, the Northwest and East coasts.
Lisa is also nationally known as a children's/family singer and songwriter. She has four award winning recordings on the independent label A Gentle Wind (www.gentlewind.com) and performs regularly in schools, libraries and festivals. You can also hear her radio program, "Don't Panic It's Just Us Folks" on KKUP FM, 91.5 (Cupertino, CA), totally listener supported radio on Tuesday's from 10am to 1pm. "Don't Panic" has been on the airwaves for 11 years and features national and local singer/songwriters, peace activists and political commentary.
Together, they have shared the stage with Pete Seeger, John Stewart, Leon Rosselson, Tom Rush, Alex DeGrassi and many others
"Simple As That" has clarity and freshness that goes deep to the heart. This folk music journey has all the best elements of the genre. These songs have a lasting impact.
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