L to R: Deborah Griffin Bly, Bill Bly, Liz Emmert, Bill Neely,
Mark Dann (in the distance)
Left Field will appear (and play and sing!) as the featured act at the Minstrel Coffeehouse on Friday 20 February 2004. Doors open before 8.00 pm. The Minstrel Coffeehouse is a weekly folk music concert series occurring every Friday at the Morris County Park Commission's Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road (Route 24), Morris Township, NJ, and is produced by The Folk Project, a non-profit folk music organization. For further information, call 973/335-9489 (evenings), or visit the Folk Project's website at http://www.folkproject.org.
Left Field's music is difficult to characterize. Original songs make up roughly two-thirds of their concert repertoire and cut a wide swath across an agglomeration of musical forms and subjects from social commentary ("New Beatitudes"), to historical subjects ("Father Abraham"), to political satire ("Spurn Not George Bush"), to songs that offer keen insight into the troubled waters of interpersonal relationships ("Let's Get Old and Cranky"), as well as the psychological plight of the aging hippie ("Billions of Brain Cells Ago"). Their non-original material encompasses a broad panorama of musical interests, including (but not limited to), American traditional music, gospel, jazz, and contemporary pop. Much of their music features 3- and 4-part vocal harmony, accompanied by guitar, mandolin, keyboard, accordion, and other instruments of indeterminate pitch.
Greg Alexander will be opening for Left Field at the Minstrel Coffeehouse. For more info, visit Greg's web site.
To book Left Field, or for further info on Left Field's recordings and performances, call Bill & Deborah Bly: 917/691-9511 or Bill Neely & Liz Emmert: 610/756-0028.)
Left Field has two CDs: a live collection called Still A-live! and the more recent studio CD, Extra Innings.
Both can be purchased online from cdbaby.com/cd/leftfield.