The GambaCast – G. Victor Penniman – Ruby Gamba – The Herbs – Changes
G. Victor Penniman – Ruby Gamba – The Herbs – Changes
The track included are from the Herb’s recent album Lightning – please support their work by purchasing their album.
“Lightning is aptly named. It is a brilliant flash of emotions and deeply personal lyrics that is over all too quickly. When the last song fades into quiet, you’ll be breathless with introspective wonder and a nostalgic smile on your face. Through the course of these ten powerful songs lost loves will emerge from the darkness of memory, future loves will appear in your imagination, and your soul will take a deep breath and sigh. Lightning builds to an emotional crescendo and lets go with a gentle push, as if the Herbs’ goal was not only to make a great album but also to help the listeners find a window into their own hearts. Each song is a complete work of art, but if you listen to the entire album in a sitting you’ll discover the sweet melancholy of the subliminal message created by the weaving of loss, love, desire, despair, and, most of all, hope through the course of the all too brief CD.” -RC, Syracuse
The Herbs’ music is a healing, soothing blend of rock, funk, folk, swing, jazz, blues, all lovingly mixed together to create a unique amalgam for your worries, a cooling balm for the soul, the perfect cure for what ails your spirit. Better than chicken soup, when you’re blue try some Herbs. The Herbs are- William Nicholson – guitar, harmonica, vocals Lincoln Tubbs- drums Victor Penniman- viola de gamba, violin, cello, bass David Desiro- percussion
About G. Victor Penniman: Violist da gamba, guitarist, award-winning music director and co-founder of discontinuo, G. Victor Penniman holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Operation of Early Music Programs, with minors in music history and conducting, at the Indiana University School of Music’s Early Music Institute. He also holds a Masters of Music degree in historical musicology from Florida State University, where he taught viol for three years and co-directed the Early Music Ensembles under Dr. Jeffrey Kite-Powel, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon. He has studied viola da gamba with Wendy Gillespie, Tim Scott, Martha Bishop, Alison Crum, Margriet Tindemans, Yukimi Kambe, Toshinari Ohashi, and Paolo Pandolfo, and Erin Headley. He was music director for the Tygre’s Heart Shakespeare Company in Portland, OR in 1992, and has performed with The Oregon Renaissance Band (Phil and Gayle Neumann, dir.), the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra (Helmuth Rilling, cond.), the Waverly Baroque Ensemble, the Tallahassee Bach Parley, and countless other individual projects and performances. While doing his undergraduate work, he was primarily a double bassist, studying with Glenn Moore (of the jazz group “Oregon”), Rob Thomas, and Herman Jobelmann. He has also been a student of Indian classical music in the Hindustani tradition. Victor is an Assistant Professor of Music at Wells College, where he teaches Western music history, the History of Rock n’ Roll, Music Technology, directs the Wells College Early Music Ensemble, and gives private instruction in viola da gamba, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass (upright and electric), mandolin, banjo, and recorder. He is also a Lecturer in Music History at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY, and choir director at the United Ministries Church in Aurora, NY.
For more information, visit http://www.ormesbyproductions.com/Victor.htm. This content is Copyright © 2010 Victor Penniman/ The Herbs and appears here on the GambaCast by permission. For more information on Victor Penniman with The Herbs, visit http://www.theherbsband.com/.
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