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Tenacious, innovative string musicians with a quirky neo-trad soul - Evie Ladin with Keith Terry, Dina Maccabee and Erik Pearson.

The ELB: Tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul—needs your help to release a new record!

EVIE LADIN lead vocals, banjo, guitar, body music, feet, knitting needle • KEITH TERRY bass, cajón, pizza pan, metal toys, Engelhart gankogui, bass harmonica, body music, vocals • DINA MACCABEE violin, vocals • ERIK PEARSON guitar, banjo, vocals

Please help us get our indie folk record out into the world! The new Evie Ladin Band CD sounds great, recorded by Ivan Rosenberg, you are right in the room with us.  It’s a new folk music, and it’s DONE. We’ve got rowdy new pics from Mike Melnyk, awesome design by Debbie Berne, and a strong team lined up for publicity and radio.  This, my friends, used to be what labels did, and then maybe they owned your music.  In today’s DIY world, we own our music, we share it widely, and we do it all ourselves, from the bottom to the top, including fronting the dough.  We had a fair bit saved from sales of my solo debut Float Downtream (2010) - that got the CD recorded and into our hands.  Now we need the last push to get it out to the world.  Then we’re hitting the road, to deliver all those notes live direct to you!

Community Funded Art = Paying it Forward. 

I dig these fundraising campaigns – I am happy to help people I don’t even know, even a little bit.  I am entertained and proud of what everyone is trying to do, on our own. NOW I am asking for your help. Thanks for throwing something down for our record project, to grease the wheels and turn the big machine.

This quartet has been playing together since 2009.   I’ve been touring solo or duo with Keith, and the BAND has been playing up West Coast festivals and clubs. Vastly musical, the band’s notes land in perfect complement on well-written songs, the show is surprising and rich, it moves people in wonderful ways.  It keeps getting better.

Background on this Evie Ladin Character –

I grew up playing OT banjo, clogging, singing harmony songs with my sister.  My parents loved folk music and dance and took us to festivals – a common story for a lot of up and coming musicians today.  But when I was a kid, there weren’t a lot of kids in the scene.  I also grew up in inner city Baltimore, early hip hop high school cafeteria dancing in parking lots.  I got deep into the African roots of old-time music, studied in Nigeria and learned everything I could. I’ve always felt not quite one thing or another, born at a strange time, oyinbo in Africa, city girl on the banjo. I have always been dancing, writing, singing.  The banjo is a part of me, it’s how my songs come out.  Playing the music, doing the dance – that’s how I get along.

Based in Oakland, CA, the BAND is -

Keith Terry (bass) is a drummer, renowned as a rhythm dancer and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Body, bells, box, Keith approaches bass as tonal percussion. 

Dina Maccabee combines mastery on violin with voice, body percussion and wacky ideas that work beautifully in Real Vocal String Quartet, Ramon & Jessica andmany more.

Erik Pearson is a musician’s musician with the Crooked Jades, Mushroom and his solo projects.  His original banjo tune Fork & File was the soundtrack for a rapids rafting scene in Sean Penn’s movie Into the Wild.

THANK YOU for helping us get this record out to your ears. 

EVIE LADIN BAND CD Release April 24, 2012
Self Titled, Evil Diane Records, EDR002
©Evie Ladin, Evil Diane Music 2012

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