(Rags, jazz ... throat singing)
Baby Gramps - Baby Gramps, who has been called the Salvador Dali of folk music, performed on the David Letterman Show to promote the CD Rogues Gallery produced by Johnny Depp.
Rags, jazz and blues from the 20s and 30s, with wordplay, humor and throat singing.
Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian ~~ Live from Johnny Depp's Rogue's Gallery with tales from Australia and Italy.
Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years along with Ray Charles, Jelly Roll Morton, John Cage, Bill Frisell, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, The Wailers, The Ventures, Sound Garden, and Pearl Jam. He is credited with making Seattle audiences aware of old blues and novelty songs that the rest of the world has mostly forgotten.
Baby Gramps toured Australia, England, and Ireland as part of the Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys CD Concert Tour with Tim Robbins (actor), Marianne Faithful, Martha and Rufus Wainright, Jenny Muldaur, Lou Reed, The Watersons, Martin Carthy and Eliza, Suzanne Vega, Ralph Steadman, and many other internationally know performers. The Rogues Gallery CD, produced by Johnny Depp and Hal Wilner in connection with The Pirates of the Caribbean film, landed Baby Gramps on the David Letterman Show.
"If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer with a style so distinctive you'll never forget it.
Liz McNicholl grew up in a small village in Co. Meath, Ireland and was using a skipping rope for her microphone at age 3. The love of music continued ever since.
Liz immigrated to the United States at 18 where she spent a short time in Boston and later moved to New York where she worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in a Management role in their Physician Billing Department, & later branched off to fulfill her passion in music.
The plan was to be in the States for just a year. Needless to say, she fell in love with America and decided to stay. She has now made her home in Hamden, CT where she combines her experience in Business management and her passion for music and runs a wonderful early childhood music program called Musical Folk in New Haven County (www.MusicalFolk.com).