Gravy

Gravy

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Gravy is a stew of intimate Americana, jazz, folk, funk and R&B. The pared down duo have a songbook of original tunes and covers that range in styling...anything from Jazz Standards to Ray Charles. They have cooked up some tasty appetizers of your favorite covers, and a palette of funky originals

Biography

Leah Hinchcliff is widely recognized as one of the Northwest's premier bassists. She is a first call studio musician and has recorded with the Northwest's top artists including Swamp Mama Johnson, Nicole Campbell, Mark Bosnian & Soul Vaccination. Leah has backed up rock and roll legend Bo Diddley as well as emerging national artist Tracy Grammer. When he isn't on stage or writing and recording, Andrew Maldarelli can be found teaching 1st grade. He has shared the stage with Rosemary Clooney, The Manhattan Transfer, and Kenny Burrell. His voice can be heard on Oregon Catholic Press recordings. Leah and Andrew first met in the Portland based zydeco funk band, Voodoo BBQ. From there, they branched out with this intimate duo. They are both influenced by the songwriting of John Prine, Lucinda Williams, and The Funky Meters.

Acoustic funk, jazz & fusion, country & swing, washboard infused rhythms, two part vocal harmony....all a part of what sets Gravy aside from the rest.

What some folks have said about the sounds of Gravy...

"Ray Charles meets the Wood Brothers meets Ella...nice!"
"a comfortable blend of gentle harmonies"
"an ideal volume for dining and wining"

Discography

EP - Everything's Better With Gravy - 2010

Set List

3 hours

Covers include - Save The Bones For Henry Jones, Angel From Montgomery, What I'd Say, Yes We Can, Peel Me A Grape, Lean On Me, Can't Let Go, Blue Bayou, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You...