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SouthWind

Band Folk Bluegrass

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Once, Again (full CD)
Every Now and Then (full CD)

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Almost four decades ago, a 4th grade teacher in Virginia (who was a rabid Kingston Trio fan) taught her classes "Tom Dooley" on ukuleles instead of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on flutes, as was the fate of most 4th graders across the country. Along with a third member of the class (who now lives out of state), Don Park and Ed Gee formed a folk group. Matching shirts and cuter than hell. Over the years, their musical style evolved (initially made necessary by puberty causing their voices to change... how many existing musical groups can say that?) and their instruments got bigger.

As they lived their lives and went their own ways (including having resided in different parts of the country for years at a time) they maintained a love for the music, and always seemed to end up back in Richmond, Virginia playing and singing together. The latest incarnation as South Wind began in early 2000, after many years of inactivity.

Don and Ed cut the first South Wind CD (Once, Again) as a duo. The CD was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Frank Coleman, who (in addition to his recording expertise) is a talented acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter. Frank was already an established performer around Virginia. Frank joined Ed and Don on the last song on the CD (Goodnight Irene), and that turned out so well that he recently became a more-often-than-not third member of South Wind.

Their fan base is as varied as the songs themselves, ranging from older fans to whom they have re-introduced this music to younger fans who had never heard anything quite like this before. South Wind communicates the affection and enthusiasm that they have for this music in their songs; listen to selections from one of their CD's, and it's a good bet that you will develop enthusiasm, too!