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~The Forefathers are an instrumental ensemble performing original Ambient World Rock ~

A fusion of various genres such as Celtic, New Age, Afro-Beat, Folk, & Rock to evoke

a spirit of positive energy, mystery, and adventure that stimulates the listener's imagination to new frontiers...

 

 

Russ  Gaspard

    violin, keyboards, harmonica

 

Rich Marcil

    12-string acoustic & electric guitar, E-Bow, mandolin

 

Curtis Michelson

     drums

 

Thuan Nguyen

    bass guitar

 

Guest Musician ~  Joy Goff-Marcil  ~ flute, penny whistle

Sound Engineer ~ Chris Baranyi

 

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All 3 The Forefathers’ albums,The Forefathers, Manataka, and Aurora, and individual songs are available for purchase through these popular music download retailers:

 

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The Forefathers on the radio !

 

Several songs from “Aurora” are now being featured.  The band made it to #4 on the Echoes Top 25 CD’s for February 2011, #5 for March, and #14 for April.  Check your local listings for National Public Radio’s Echoes program hosted by John Diliberto (www.echoes.org).  (Heard in the Central Florida area Saturday & Sunday nights on 90.7 WMFE at 8pm wmfe.org).

 

The Forefathers’ are also receiving airplay on KSBR-FM (Mission Viejo, CA), Indie104 - iRADIO LA (Los Angeles), KCLA-FM (Los Angeles), Sirius-FM Music (Australia), and the online Radio Crystal Blue and VM Underground shows!

 

Tuesday, September 27th

Maitland Food Truck Cafe, Lake Lily, 6-9pm, Free

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125593440848148

 

Saturday, October 1st

35th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival, Lake Lily, Maitland,

12-1:30pm, Free

www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.com

 

Thursday, October 6th

Kickoff Event for the Learning and Cultural Center, Maitland Public Library, Maitland, 6-8pm, Free

www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org

 

Saturday, October 8th

38th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Central Park, Winter Park, 12:45pm, Free

www.winterpark.org/content/winter-park-autumn-art-festival

 

Saturday, November 5th

Deland Music Festival, Deland, Stage & Time TBA , $10 Advance, $15 at the Gate, ages 12 and under Free

www.ssa.cc/deland.htm