Meeting Leni Stern was a game changer for me. She has been named Gibson's Best Female Guitarist 5 years- and her liltling German accent reminds me of my German ancestors. This woman is one of my heroes. Last year we happened to be playing the same night at Silvana, Harlem.
She opened my eyes to the African origins of the blues. Her songs on the NGoni (the Banjo's African Grandfather) as beguiling- and her tunes weave beautiful connections between what we term "World Music" and "Americana"- which is really an evolution or amalgam of African music.
We start with a jam on my song "Flowers", with Leni on guitar and backing vocals. Next you'll hear her original "Show me your Face" with my backing vocals.
This month we also feature the music of Mark Rogers- who is just releasing his EP "Rearranged". One to watch!
Here's the playlist:
Flowers- Caroline Ferrante
Show me Your Face- Leni Stern
Great Big Beautiful World- Caroline Ferrante
Like a Thief- Leni Stern
Right Here- Mark Rogers
Better Angels- Caroline Ferrante
Slow Parade- Mark Rogers
Wade in the Water (trad)- Caroline Ferrante & Leni Stern
Symphony- Caroline Ferrante
Jimmie Cone- Caroline Ferrante
Hope you enjoy!