Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and Lincoln Mayorga

Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and Lincoln Mayorga

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AMERICAN SNAPSHOTS- 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN SONG: The Extended American Songbook. The Mayorgas connect the dots from hill ballads to be-bop, ragtime piano solos to songs of protest. Protest songs and Hoagy? Yup.

Biography

"TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN SONG...IS THE AURAL EQUIVALENT OF A KEN BURNS DOCUMENTARY." - Peter Aaron/Chronogram/ June 2007

LINCOLN MAYORGA

"You mean Mayorga can actually play Gottschalk AND 'Kitten On The Keys?" Perfect. It's gonna be a great show." -Studs Terkel, WFMT, Chicago

As a pianist, composer, and arranger, Lincoln has toured internationally with a versatile repertoire. He has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists from Phil Ochs, The Limeliters, Barbara Streisand, Ketty Lester, The Four Preps, Arnold Steinhardt, Itzhak Perlman, to Frank Zappa, and The Piltdown Men. As an LA session man he can be heard on the sound tracks of "The Competition," "Harold and Maude," "Chinatown," "Little House On The Prairie," and movies from Walt Disney Studios. Known in the session world as "The Crossover King," Lincoln's piano recordings cover a gamut of styles from ragtime to Chopin and include "Sophisticated Innocence," "Brahms In Autumn," "Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues," and "Rhapsody In Rivets." Lincoln is co-founder of the audiophile label, Sheffield Lab, and founder of one of the country's oldest independent labels, TownHall Records.
www.lincolnmayorga.com

SHERI BAUER-MAYORGA

"She has a voice worth traveling many oceans to hear, as comfortable with folk songs as she is with jazz standards, haunting ballads, and uptempo romps." -John Mason, Hudson Register Star

Sheri has worked the underground, downtown, alternative, and grassroots scenes as a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music and The Conservatory at Brooklyn College, she lived her salad days in NYC playing contemporary American piano repertoire and appeared at The Kitchen, Clementi Loft Concerts, Lincoln Center's New Music Series/Julliard, and New Music America (Philadelphia and NYC). Acknowledging a soft spot for American song (nourished by an upbringing in a singing "stand-around-the-piano" family), Sheri began running after tunes from traditional to folk to jazz, and singing them. She has performed and toured this repertoire with the Chekov theater company, "The Actor's Ensemble," with Lincoln Mayorga and The Berkshire Bop Society, and produced and recorded two eclectic programs for TownHall Records, "American Snapshots: 200 Years of American Song" and "On The Wrong Side Of The Railroad Tracks." She has appeared at Caffe Lena, The Chautauqua Institute, The Hudson Opera House, The Spencertown Academy, Linda Norris Auditorium, PS/21, and Steinway Hall LA. Then there are summers spent sharing traditional folk songs, games, and dances with children at schools, community theaters, and libraries. Sheri is founder and director of the Columbia Colunty Children's Vocal Ensemble.
www.sheribmayorga.com

Discography

"On The Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks"
TownHall Records
"American Snapshots: 200 Years of American Song"
TownHall Records
"Sophisticated Innocence"
TownHall Records
"Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues"
Sheffield Lab
"Rhapsody In Russia"
Sheffield Lab
Single tracks available on Rhapsody, iTunes, e-tunes, Liquid Digital Media, et al

Set List

"AMERICAN SNAPSHOTS: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN SONG." is a performance of piano solos, song, and commentary for an adult audience.

DESCRIPTION:
“AMERICAN SNAPSHOTS : 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN SONG” (One set of 75 minutes or 2 sets of 50 minute)

With song, piano solos, and commentary, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and Lincoln Mayorga present a “Studs Terkel-esque” look at American music. Performing the “The People’s American Songbook,” the Mayorgas travel from the mountaintops, to the ballads and be-bop of the city, and into storm of US politics. Songs by Stephen Foster, John Jacob Niles, Annie Ross, Tom Lehrer, Randy Newman,
William Bolcom, John Fogerty, and Malvina Reynolds. Lincoln dishes up some Bix Beiderbecke,
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and his special styling of music by Phil Ochs. Add to the mix arrangements of traditional tunes, as well as songs by each of the Mayorgas.

PROGRAM REPERTOIRE (subject to change)
"Hard Times"/ Stephen Foster
"If I Had A Ribbon Bow"/Traditional