• Ken Selcer and Jill Stein (2002 Green Party candidate for Mass. Governor, and candidate for State Rep. in the 9th Middlesex District in Mass. in 2004, and Sec. of State of Mass. in 2006) have been performing in New England for 14 years, defying categories, breaking down barriers, fusing idoms and cultures. Their present band, weaves a masterful, fluid thread through genre after genre, traversing the musical map with infectious melodies and unstoppable rhythms. They sooth the spirit, rock the house and melt into a irrsistable, bluesy groove. It's a unique uplifting sound that comes through both in their riveting live performances and on disc! On their (this 4th CD, charted on radio stations around the country), the 1999 Circuits to the Sun’ and on Ken’s latest CD, Breaking the Glass, with Ken handpicking some of the area’s top musicians, the result is the same: an uplifting and transcendant romp through style after style.
"Somebody's Sister - Their songs are great, their voices magnificent and their music is philosophically uplifting, thoroughly enjoyable and fantastically crafted. I keep playing their 4 CD's, Flashpoint, Somebody's Sister, Green Sky and Circuits to the Sun and with each time a new layer of beauty manifests itself. Definitely in the 'must have, must listen' category!!!" - Stavros Moschopoulos - United Nations FAO CASA
• Stein and Selcer are gifted musicians and dazzling counterparts. Stein's riveting voice evokes the ethereal Jane Siberry & Edie Brickell, with the vibrancy of Sheryl Crow. Her conga playing combines her own style with rhythms from the world over She is a Harvard Medical School graduate, a well-respected, inspirational and sought after speaker on grass roots politics, social activism and issues, a part time physician and mother of two and is presently considering running for State Rep. in Mass. Selcer is at equally at home on solo acoustic guitar as he is with a band. He has performed everywhere as a solo singer/songwriter honing his songs and solo performing on the vital New England acoustic scene. He’s also led bands from duos to 6 piece led by his mesmerizing guitar & intimate vocals. He is a Berklee College of Music alumnae who owns and runs Selcer Sound and Graphics, a full service music sound and graphics company, and teaches music. With the rest of the band, they paint sparkling vignettes & visions exploring life's complexities and wonders.
"Clear songwriting and a loose, spirited feel have made this album the victim of my 'replay' button. Somebody's Sister is something else!" - Vance Gilbert, recording artist
"The music of Somebody's Sister will send shivers down your spine and fill your soul with joy. Jill's voice can only be described as intoxicating, and Ken's lead guitar playing adds to each song sheer beauty .... It doen't get any better than this folks." - Driftwood Coffeehouse, Hyannis, MA.
• Ken and Jill’s heralded debut CD, Flashpoint and its follow-ups, Somebody's Sister, Green Sky, & Circuits to the Sun, and Ken’s solo CD Breaking the Glass, has secured them a loyal fan base and a solid spot on the New England folk rock circuit. Past venues(solo and together) have included Harper’s Ferry, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival(1993 co-winner of the Artist's Showcase), The Burren, Ryles, Club Passim, Johnny D's, Yankee Homecoming Festival, Foxboro Stadium-Earth Day, All Asia, The Peace Abbey, The House of Blues, The Middle East, All Asia, Sally O’Brien’s, Smithwick's, HMV stage, The Hard Rock Cafe, The Peace Abbey- - not to mention just about every coffeehouse in the Boston area! And he’s shared the stage with some impressive characters including, Emma’s Revolution, Magpie, Geoff Bartley, Dean Stevens, Entrain, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Greg Greenway, Laurie Sargent, David Mallett, Sam Hooper, Merrie Amsterburg, Joel Cage & Laurie Geltman among others. Their band Somebody's Sister, were a semi-finalist in national publication MUSICIAN MAGAZINE's best unsigned bands of 1996 & 1998.
"Their rich harmonies--driven by Stein's silky voice--and smart, politically aware songwriting make them one of the area's most likely to succeed acts." - The Worcester Phoenix
"Absolutely one of the best CDs we've heard in a long time." - Worcester Magazine
". . .They
really know how to wake people up and get them dancing!" - WERS-FM,
For booking and info: Touch The Sky Music • 12 Locust Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
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