Help us finish funding our cd celebrating food and we will be eternally grateful!
Delicious is a tasty, jazzed-up, seventeen-song musical celebration of the foods of spring, summer, fall, and winter and the joys of growing, preparing, and enjoying nourishing, delicious meals!!!
It’s delightful, it’s delectable, it’s …
ORANGE SHERBET’S ‘DELICIOUS’
A MUSICAL FEAST OF SEASONAL FOODS TO BE RELEASED MAY 15
Artist Sarah Klein even created an animation for springtime, and she will be releasing a new animation for each season!!!
Five years ago, Orange Sherbet’s Tamsen Fynn participated in the Eat Local Challenge with her husband, professional baker Eduardo Morell. They spent a month preparing and eating local foods grown and produced within 100 miles of home. Around that same time, Tamsen was introduced to the Local Foods Wheel, a wonderful tool for discovering local, seasonal food in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her creative energy went into high gear, and she soon found herself spending hours at the kitchen table with a pile of cookbooks and a long list of foods, on a quest for dishes that were mouthwatering and would lend themselves to musical treatment. With the enthusiastic agreement of Orange Sherbet bandmates Jill and Steve Pierce, both of whom love savoring a good, home-cooked meal, Orange Sherbet embarked on writing music for Delicious.
Recalls Jill Pierce, "We fell in love with every food we wrote songs about. What started as an inspiration to create a celebration of foods in season became a meditation on every bite." Tamsen Fynn adds, “Everyone who worked on the CD needed regular lunch breaks, because we all got so hungry listening to the tempting descriptions of rice & beans, sautéed vegetables, or al dente pasta. This might be the first time a child who hears our music wants to taste bok choy, rutabaga, and mustard greens!"
Delicious encourages adventurous eating as it moves happily through the seasons of the year, with songs ranging from the jazz-influenced title track exploring the many flavors of food to a rock anthem in praise of waffles! Other highlights include “Farmers’ Market,” in which folk and rock combine with a dash of pop and a pinch of gospel, and “Chase That Pig,” where opera meets Zydeco. There’s even a nod to Santana in the Latin infused “Rice and Beans,” a song that is also a Puerto Rican recipe taught to Steve Pierce by Tamsen’s husband, Eduardo. The album’s finale, the “Garden Song,” was inspired by the simplicity of Kaulana Kanekoa and Vince Esquire’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” with just three voices and ukulele, recorded live.
Orange Sherbet has been featured in Parenting magazine, San Francisco magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, DailyCandy Kids, SF Weekly, Zooglobble, and more. The band’saward-winning body of work includes the CDs Jackson’s Lullaby (2001), Ridin’ (2003), Big Brother, Big Sister (2005), and Campfire Singalong (2007; recorded with the band Hot Buttered Rum and featuring special guest Dan Zanes on an Orange Sherbet song written especially for him).
“Jazzy jammin’ and folky strumming soup up this electric hodgepodge of rhythm-propelled ditties.”– Parenting magazine review of Orange Sherbet’s Big Brother, Big Sister
“It’s a wholly winning sound … timeless songs sound fresh, and new songs sound like they’ve been part of the canon forever.”
– Zooglobble review of Orange Sherbet’s Campfire Sing-Along
Jill Pierce and Tamsen Fynn have been performers all their lives and have studied musical theater, classical singing, jazz, folk, rock, child development, education, and many things in-between. Steve Pierce has played in rock bands since the age of twelve. As lead guitarist in the Charlie Mars Band, Steve played the Interstate 20 circuit from Dallas to Jackson, Mississippi, in venues ranging from crowded Southern beer joints to large festival stages. With JP Orbit, he and Jill performed together at many hot spots in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as The Great American Music Hall and the High Sierra Music Festival. Meanwhile, Tamsen was playing her original, rootsy jazz at venues like Hotel Utah and Café du Nord. When Jill and Tamsen sang their first song together at a community music jam in 2000 the chemistry was instant. Since Jill was teaching and performing with husband Steve, it was natural to include him when Orange Sherbet was born, and the three have been bandmates ever since.
Orange Sherbet’s name came from a band Steve Pierce had always wanted to form in college. It summed up the feel of this new kids’ band: delectable, jazzed-up, and cool. Orange Sherbet has been playing tasty tunes for families all over the Bay Area for the past twelve years, from the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco to Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz in Berkeley. At their live shows, Jill, Steve, and Tamsen improvise and scat, jazzy-style. Jill and Steve also bring their years of teaching thousands of students Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children to Orange Sherbet shows by stirring in musical play and movement in a way that children love. They’ll even write a song on the spot if the kids throw out ideas! Jill and Tamsen are so much in synch on their vocals that they will often switch to the same harmony at the exact same time. (They call it a mind melt.) The members of Orange Sherbet are settled in the Bay Area and would like to keep performing locally while sharing their recorded music with more and more families across the country. They also have a secret fantasy of Michelle Obama hearing (and loving), their inspiring (and educational) CD, Delicious, placing their albums in every public library in the country, and hearing their music on radio, film, and quality TV.
DELICIOUS TRACK LIST:
We Jump for Sherbet
Rice & Beans
Chase That Pig
Through the Seasons
Garden Song/Inch by Inch
- (24 days)