Violins of Hope: Along the Trade Route
I have the honor of participating in this historically thought provoking series of concerts. Each violinist will be performing on a violin once owned and played by a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. These violins have been restored and repurposed as instruments of peace, social justice, and hope.
Noonan, Howard, and Straw
In 2016 I recorded an EP and did a small tour with two amazing musicians whom I adore, Lindsay Straw and Preston Howard. Though all three of us live in separate corners of the country we managed to pull together a project I'm very proud of. Hoping the future brings our paths together for more musical adventures.
Darcy Noonan and Lindsay Straw
Despite being located on opposite coasts, I had the good fortune of meeting Lindsay Straw a powerhouse musician living in Boston. In 2016 we agreed to do a tour of the west coast together. Here are two Irish hornipes from around that time featuring Darcy Noonan on the fiddle and Lindsay Straw on Irish bouzouki
The Get Happy String Band
The Get Happy String Band is a Bay Area based band that I started with Meredith Axelrod circa 2011. It came together through our mutual love of The Mississippi Sheiks, The East Texas Serenaders and The Memphis Jug Band. Follow the link to our band camp to hear our raucous rags and bombastic breakdowns in an authentic sound straight out of 1933.
Disciples of Markos
The hypnotic Disciples of Markos, musical time travelers from the hazy hashish dens of the 1930s Greek underworld! In 2016 I was introduced to Rebetika and fell in love with the songs, stories, and melodies. I quickly found my way into an established Rebetika group as violinist and guitarist, sometimes even vocalist. The Disciples play in the style of Markos Vamvakaris, the most famous songwriter, singer, and bouzouki player of the 1930's. We also play music by his contemporaries such as Delias, Batis, Peristeris, Hatzichristos, Tsitsanis and more.
Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano
These amazing women began their journey as the first all female Mariachi in the San Francisco, Bay Area (Northern California) in 2007. Currently the group is comprised of ten women from diverse backgrounds that have been influenced by various Mariachi artists as well as by their own family roots in Mariachi and individual interests. I was lucky to join these women for a couple years playing for weddings, quinceañeras, birthday parties and more.