Music

One Love, World, Literature, & Trumpet

Joel Pace
Joel Pace

Mild-mannered, big-hearted Joel Pace finds expression for his wide-ranging passions and intellect both in the English Dept at UW-EC and in writing and performing as part of Irie Sol, with its authentic Jamaican chat/DJing and soaring, soulful melodies backed by blazing bebop horns, wailing guitar, and tight drum and bass, and with Eggplant Heroes, who blend multi-part harmonies with guitar, trumpet, violin, mandolin, and bass, to present an eclectic mix of originals, literary adaptations, mountain gospel, and folk.

Northern Hobo

Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr is a singer/songwriter dynamo, touring constantly & widely, sharing his down-home music of the American country blues genres. For a person who battles constantly with depression, his music is powerfully enlivening, played on either his 12-string or resonator guitars, or sometimes on his banjo. A life-long Minnesotan, Duluth is his occasional refuge from the road.

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Harmonizing With Lamed Vavniks, Hafiz, & The Gita

Ira Levin

Together Ira Levin and Julia Bordenaro Levin (sometimes with other artists) are The Levins, a weaving of beautiful music, harmonies, & lyrics. Ira comes from rich Jewish ground and avidly draws on mysticism from around the world. Ira & Julia have performed children's music as Uncle Eye & Ms Melody, and Kirtan music with Mirabai Moon, among others.

Soul-food from Kitchener & the Qur'an

Dawud Wharnsby
Dawud Wharnsby

For great folk music north-of-the-border, Dawud Wharnsby is the one. Homeboy of Kitchener, Ontario, with roots also in Syria and Pakistan, Dawud weaves nature, vulnerability, faith, truth, and universality into song, integrally linked to the Islamic path he walks. Occasionally he performs as part of the Abraham Jam, a Jewish-Christian-Muslim collaboration trio.

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