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Name of Entertainer The Trail Band
Name of Album/Presentation Lewis & Clark
Contact Person Marv Ross
Contact Information
PO Box 5
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 636-0740 (w)
(503) 636-5906 (fax)
marvross@rossproductions.com
Scheduling Contact by phone, fax, e-mail or letter.
Fees All travel expenses must be covered by client.
Type Available for live private performances. For dates and locations of upcoming performances see our web site at: www.trailband.com
Description The Trail Band's performance, Lewis & Clark, features instrumental and vocal music from and about the era of the 1803-06 expedition. Early American folk songs, French Canadian fiddle tunes, classical works from Jefferson's library, Irish ballads, marches, and chanteys are included. Guests Thomas Morning Owl and Arlie Neskahi perform with the band music of the Umatilla and Yakima people.

Period instruments such as the serpent, sausage bassoon, bass viola da gamba, walking stick recorder, harpsichord, flageolet, and dudelsack compliment the Trail Band's usual array of fiddles, hammer dulcimer, recorders, pennywhistle, full brass, guitars, banjo, mandolin, and percussion.

History of Performer(s) Since 1991, The Trail Band has released five acclaimed albums, toured extensively, and established itself as the premiere historical ensemble in the Northwest. Their music has been licensed for numerous televised shows, and the group produced their own Christmas special for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Producer, Marv Ross, received and American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Special Award for their Oregon Trail albums, and the band was invited to perform at the prestigious Smithsonian Festival in Tokyo. In 1998 the band received the Meritorious Achievement Award form The Oregon-California Trails Association.

 

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