Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy
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Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy

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Tocoi Light CD
Something Good CD
Melodic Fingerstyle Guitar book/CD

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From their performances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival to the 1996 Olympic Games, the wife and husband duo of Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy have make an idelible mark on the contemporary acoustic music scene. Voted Fredericksburg’s Best Duo for 2001, they has been nominated for 8 WAMMIES and their CD, "Tocoi Light was voted Best Debut Album of 1996 by the Washington Area Music Assn. "Tocoi Light", comes "Highly recommended" from Dirty Linen magazine and has been hailed by the Washington Post for the duo's "Lovely voices, deft guitar work and fine songs." Laurie and Peter were featured at the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival and were finalists at the Kerrville Newfolk Competition. They have showcased at the Falcon Ridge Festival and have opened for such national acts as Dar Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, John McCutcheon, Janis Ian, Chris Smither and Saffire.

Laurie is one of the most compelling singers in the acoustic world with her rich soprano that draws every nuance and emotion from a lyric. World Folk Music Associations, Dick Cerri, says that "Laurie has the ability to get right to the heart of a song.... It's easy to fall in love when you hear her sing." While steeped in the tradition of great interpreters like Judy Collins and Joan Baez, she can belt out a gut bucket blues or finesse a jazz standard with style and intensity. As a guitarist she is a strong, versatile player with an impeccable sense of rhythm and groove.

Peter has been hailed by Northern Virginia Rhythm for his "Superlative compositional and technical skills." He has been nominated for Contemporary Folk Instrumentalist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Assn. and has been a first place winner in the Mid Atlantic Songwriting Competition. A studied instrumentalist, Peter's guitar arrangements can "leave an audience speechless." (Northern Virginia Rhythm) Peter is the author of “Melodic Fingerstyle Guitar” and a regular contributor to various music publications.

Laurie and Peter’s music is the result of two established artists who are versed in many styles and traditions. Whether they are drawing from their large body of original work, singing an Australian ballad or spinning out an Irish jig, they use their formidable musical skills simply to give an audience a complete, memorable, musical experience.