Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun

Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun

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Fronted by Intricate Violin and Finger-style funk guitar, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun are best described as "A sound hard to describe, yet impossible to forget." Amazing as a duo acoustic force, and as a band they bring together ethnic sounds from Asia to Africa, The Middle East right back home!

Biography

Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun are indeed something that is unlike anything out there today blending sounds of World, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk and whatever seems to fit at the present moment.

As a band they bring together ethnic sounds from Asia to Africa, The Middle East right back to home with a full funk sound.

Either way, Morwenna and Jay's music touches all kinds of people and of all ages, leaving their audiences with their jaws dropped to the floor.

Together they have shared shows with the likes of such acts as Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Darol Anger's Repulic of Strings, Frank Vignola Quintet, The Avett Brothers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, RobinElla, The Everybody Fields, Jesse Colin Young, Dave Matthews Band, Old School Freight Train, Flook, Jesse Winchester , Nickel Creek, to name a few.

They've also been able to play such wonderful venues as Prism Coffeehouse, Club Passim, Grey Eagle, Eddie's Attic, Down Home, as well festivals including FloydFest and Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

"A musical dance between two lovers of music , a romance written in notes...with never a need of a voice...only the tips of their fingers and the smiles on their friendly faces." - Robinella

"Charlottesville has always been a great place for music and Morwenna & Jay are definitely proving that, they're great."- Darol Anger

"When Lasko and Pun are on stage together, their chemistry and sound is irresistible."-Andrew Leahey (C-ville Weekly- Aug'04).

"A phenomenal duo from up Charlottesville way, our friends and true trailblazers on the acoustic front ."-Adrienne Young

Discography

Album: Etopia (2005)

Set List

Originals:
Coonhound
1inA
JALD
Etopia
Live Wire
Sheba's Tea
The Wen
Tzjiki
Himalya
Sugar in the Raw
Bouncing Water
Kidane
B-Loose
Kobe
Wild Bean
Movin' On
Into the Hedges
Legacy Lady

Covers:
Crested Hens (Solas)
Common Ground (Alisdiar Frasier)
Big Country (Bela Fleck)