Gypsyfire | Innocuus Sed Perterbands (Harmless yet Alarming)

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Innocuus Sed Perterbands (Harmless yet Alarming)

by Gypsyfire

This album moves Gypsyfire from the coffee house and Irish Pub to the main stage. The music is equal parts contemporary folk, americana and blues while maintaining the magical quality of the stories Gypsyfire has, for the past 20 years, been known for.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ain't Life Wonderful (feat. Steve Sprague, John Cater, Tori Myers & Kathy Maddox)
Charles Stacey
4:45 $0.99
2. Crossroads (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
5:13 $0.99
3. Midnight Mind (feat. Steve Sprague, John Cater & Tori Myers)
Charles Stacey
4:43 $0.99
4. Mirrors (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
4:24 $0.99
5. Anticipation (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
3:42 $0.99
6. In Chains (feat. Steve Sprague, John Cater, Tori Myers & Lori Stephens Reed)
Charles Stacey
6:04 $0.99
7. Unseen (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
3:18 $0.99
8. Shadows from a Shooting Star (feat. Steve Sprague, John Cater & Tori Myers)
Charles Stacey
6:31 $0.99
9. Blue Sky (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
3:41 $0.99
10. The Wizard Rides (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
4:32 $0.99
11. Movement (feat. Steve Sprague, John Cater & Tori Myers)
Charles Stacey
6:33 $0.99
12. The Game (feat. Steve Sprague & John Cater)
Charles Stacey
5:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
“Innocuus sed perterbans" (Harmless Yet Alarming) brings Gypsyfire into the complex and fascinating world of music that crosses boundaries. Each song is an original composition but they meet at the crossroads of Contemporary Folk, Blues, Celtic and Americana. The underlying foundation is Celtic in that each of these songs are the piece of a mosaic, they contribute a story that stands alone and yet connects to a larger story. The other is that the point of view often is somewhere between “magical” and a Gary Larson “Far Side” cartoon. All are cinematic in their telling of a story and often a story that goes deeper than just the surface narrative. These stories are meant to stimulate thought and feeling and conversation while at the same time entertaining. Gypsyfire is in its 19th year of entertaining with a unique blend of original contemporary folk/americana/Celtic/Appalachian stories in song. Charles Stacey, Cynthia Whiddon Green and Steve Sprague (and friends) bring together a blend of styles, sounds and stories that move from humor to tragedy to political incorrectness. Charlie has built a catalogue of almost 200 original songs that bridge the spectrum of Celtic, contemporary folk, americana and jazz with Steve bringing in a strong blues and jazz influence. In the mean time Cynthia and Charlie have taken the traditional Appalachian and Celtic tunes and found ways of bringing the past and present together in original ways. Over the years Gypsyfire has graced the stages at festivals, listening rooms, coffee houses, Irish Pubs, house concerts and state park amphitheaters. From New Mexico to Texas, Oklahoma, through Memphis and on to the Mid Atlantic they have delighted audiences with their close harmony and rich musical tapestry. Along with their live performances Gypsyfire has produced 10 CD’s after upgrading the studio to the digital format in 1998. Charlie’s growing up with a recording engineer father and then his own 23 years in broadcasting have served him well to engineer, produce, mix and master the band’s CD’s as well as to produce the graphic design for the CD’s. Cynthia Whiddon Green grew up in Texas, West Virginia, and the Washington D.C. area with both the traditional music of these regions and the music of her ancestral home in the Highlands of Scotland. She has overcome years of classical voice training to return to her musical roots. When not on stage she’s a teacher and has also done research and translation on medieval texts that have been used in both academic and popular press. Charlie’s day job for the past 23 years has been psychotherapist and his combined experience in film making and psychology emerge in many of his songs. Steve Sprague joined Gypsyfire in the production of the “Times Mandala - The Celtic Calendar Project” and just never left. He brings years of experience playing bass and lead guitar in Rock, Jazz and Blues bands first in his native NY state as well as Memphis and here in New Mexico. Steve brings a producers and arrangers sensibility and a polished performers energy. On this project Gypsyfire is rounded out by Lori Stephens Reed and Tori Myers. Archeologists by day and both bringing strong voices and harmonies to the songs. Tori also contributed the painting that is the cover art as well as the liner notes. She captured the spirit of "Innocuus sed perterbans": When the Trickster visits, do you consider his offer or politely decline? A sudden memory of the owl or coyote who crossed your path on the way home from work today. In the drone of the storyteller’s voice you may just find the details come to life – or did you? Perhaps you heard a noise in an empty room, or found a door swaying that you were sure you closed a moment ago. Did you see, in the dance of firelight, somewhere between the flame and the darkness, a wink of a vision form, and then was gone? Our growth rises out of our disquiet, not our comfort. The journey begins when our foot descends on open air, dogs yapping at our heels, minds open to the impossible. Harmless, yet alarming, yes … our first steps into an adventure. What form does your shadow take, cast upon the ruins of an ancient wall juxtaposed within a modern crossroads? Tori Myers Farmington, NM 2013



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