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Stringtown Ambassadors

stringtown-ambassadors400Rosalind Parducci is a radiant musical presence of spirited fiddling and sparkling personality. Bow in hand, Parducci fills spaces with heartfelt, authentic renditions of familiar reels, time-tested tunes, and original pieces that will bend your ear and incite you to get up and dance. A full-time touring minstrel in the Stringtown Ambassadors, the breadth of Rosalind’s multi-genre musical experience inspires an eclectic, edgy fusion in her playing. An improviser, a poet, a captivator – Parducci is a magnanimous presence both on and off the stage. Raised in the foothills at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Parducci grew up listening to a wide variety of music and picked up the fiddle in her teens after studying viola for a stint. A progeny of the local indie music scene in her hometown of Grass Valley, Parducci initially learned tunes in the aural tradition (by musical osmosis) at Celtic sessions, has since become a lionhearted ambassador of many forms of traditional Americana and European music, and has also branched out extensively, experimenting with electric violin and her own acoustic playing styles.

Erin Inglish is a tour-de-force banjo chanteuse, a thoughtful wanderer steeped in the thick of California’s music scene. Inglish’s performances proffer passionate lyricism, toe-tapping grooves, and striking reflections about the state of the modern world. Her voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own…expressive, sassy, dynamic. Erin has spent several years living abroad (in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia) – and her songwriting reflects her elation for life, creative and exploratory nature, and passion for creating positive change through community and art. In 2013, Inglish released her first solo album titled, A Melody So Sweet, and then toured – by bicycle – the entire coast of California to celebrate Earth Month as part of what would become her annual Earth*Bike*Banjo tour. Anticipating the release of a new album in early 2016, Muse, Inglish is collaborating with new-folk duo Stringtown Ambassadors for the recording project and a tour. Inglish is the organizer the annual Banjo Babes Calendar & Album. When not out on tour, Inglish is at home in the countryside in California where she writes music, teaches banjo, and is a potter and graphic artist.