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2020 GRADUATION PORTFOLIO ALBUM

CASTING OFF -- The Recital Album

This album came into being as a hurried substitute for my senior recital at Berklee College of Music after the school closed in March due to the pandemic.  It is a collection of tunes and songs that I would have played live with a number of friends, recorded remotely by myself and my fellow players each in our homes far away from each other.  Showcasing much of what I have learned at Berklee, it is an ending and a beginning, serving as both a culmination of my four years in college and my soft debut into the professional music world.  It's my first solo record, and though it may be homemade and a little rough around the edges, it is still a project that I ended up being proud of.  If anything, it will be a time capsule of my time at Berklee and the crazy rollercoaster ride of the final semester of a wonderful four years.  

BANDS

 

OLD TOM

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Old Tom is an Indie-Folk band from Boston, Massachusetts, with Alex Calabrese on guitar and Cecilia Vacanti on fiddle, along with a rotating lineup of musical friends.  Their lyrically driven folk music is accompanied by lush string arrangements, witty and brooding lyrics, soulful melodies, and striking harmonies, with a focus on mental health, hope and inclusivity.

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Kingfisher

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Kingfisher is a Boston-based contra dance band, consisting of Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano, synths, mandolin, feet).  They play all around New England and the East coast.  To see where they are playing next, visit their website!

Wandering Laughter

Wandering Laughter is a Boston-based klezmer band that plays traditional Jewish and Eastern European folk music with a modern flair. With Taiward Wider on cello, guitar and vocals, Cecilia Vacanti on fiddle and Alex Lacava on accordion, they draw from folk traditions of a variety of cultures including Russian, Balkan, Hungarian and Polish roots music, as well as some original compositions. 

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