The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Best selling Mel Bay author Jeanne Page and her band "The Next Chapter," transport audiences to another time with music steeped in traditions of old, yet ultimately transformed into a high-powered style that is all their own!

Biography

Welcome to the internet home of New Mexico’s premier Americana band THE NEXT CHAPTER! Over the years, audiences everywhere have grown to savor the combination of fiery Celtic reels, hot bluegrass instrumentals and traditional American fiddle tunes coming from the flying fingers of the Page family. Weaving a combination of the old time favorites with their cutting edge originals – mile a minute numbers that leave you gasping for air to soulful ballads that will bring a tear to your eye - anyone who attends a Next Chapter concert leaves knowing they have truly experienced something different.

Award winning vocals are punctuated by lightning speed leads on hammered dulcimer, mandolin and bouzouki; and the driving rhythms of bass and guitar pull it all together for each breath-taking set. The Next Chapter's explosive and high-energy music of today lays the foundation for the acoustic music of tomorrow.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS FOR NEXT CHAPTER MEMBERS

*Selected to perform at the WORLD BODHRAN CHAMPIONSHIP FESTIVAL in Milltown Ireland

*2007 NM State Fair Talent Showcase Champions

*Featured Performance on "Southwest Sounds" television show filmed in the Walt Disney Performing Arts Theater.

*Shut Eye Records out of Atlanta, Georgia has chosen the title cut from THE NEXT CHAPTER’S CD “The Way or the Road” to be on their next compilation CD “The United State of Americana” (along with other top Americana Artists such as BR-549). Shut Eye Records is responsible for the critically acclaimed “This is Alt. Country” series and has released three other Americana compilations which include “The Greencards,”, Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes and International Songwriting Competition Winner, Doug Burr. This is what they had to say about “The Way or the Road” : “The vocals are what Americana is all about and the pickin’ is wonderful! The harmonies are sweet and we think Americana radio would greatly enjoy it as well! We would love to feature this song on our next volume of the United States of Americana.” According to Shut Eye Records this is a series of the “newest, independent, international artists that are, or will be, burning up the Americana and Roots charts.” The recording will be promoted to college, non-commercial, internet and satellite music stations. RW Shamy of TwangCast.com says, “The United State of Americana” is the best cross section of Americana on one disc that I have ever heard.”

*Mel Bay Publications Bestselling author of 7 books.

*Inclusion in Mel Bay's special edition book, "2000 Hammered Dulcimer: Solos by the World's Finest Hammered Dulcimer Players"

*Guest Soloist: "Lord of the Rings Symphony"

*Featured in the internationally distributed magazine “Dulcimer Players News,” and the "International Folk Harp Journal."

*Regular Author for Mel Bay’s Internet Magazine “Dulcimer Sessions.”

*Event Director and Co-Founder of the Albuquerque Folk Festival.

*State Champion Vocal Contest at the Santa Fe Old Time & Bluegrass Festival

*Award winner in the SongWriting and Mandolin Competition at the Santa Fe Old Time & Bluegrass Festival

Discography

The Next Chapter: "The Celtic Collection"
The Next Chapter: The Way or the Road
Jeanne Page: "Times Gone By"
Jeanne Page: "The Next Chapter"

Set List

Celtic Repertoire includes hot reels, jigs and ballads such as "Wizard Walk," "Popcorn Behavior," "Big Sam Thompson," "Glasgow Reel," "Gravel Walk," and more.

Old-Time/Bluegrass Repertoire includes favorite standards such as "Baltimore Johnny," "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," "Kiss Me Quick, Papa's Comin'," "Rawhide," "Big Mon," "Jerusalem Ridge," "Kentucky Mandolin," and more.

Americana Repertoire includes the above plus many original tunes such as "In the Zone," "The Pinch," "Ruth's Song," "Dust Devil," "Dance By the Fireside," and "A Major Shakedown."