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Acoustic/Elect rock blend. Strong harmonies/vocals. Original songs. Atypical instrumentation. Great stage presence.

Biography

The Maple Street Project is truly a representation of a confluence of musical influences and stylings. Crosby Still and Nash have been a major influence regarding vocal arrangements and the Grateful Dead have impacted our arrangements. Four of the five band members are active in songwriting and each of us has our own specific influences and the final output regarding the arrangements always takes on Maple street Project's unique sound and characteristics.
The instrumentation includes guitar, mandolin, fidde, bouzouki and alternative and traditional percussion. With the strong sense of vocal harmony and the interplay of pure rock, blues and folk in any given song, MPS has developed a unique sound which appeals to all geneations. The fan base ranges from the lead singer of the Bleedin Bleedins to classical folk traditionalists like Bob Franke. The original core of the band includes George and Bob who were college buddies in NJ. George and Bob performed in many musical incarnations including country rock, bluegrass and as a folk duo. Mel Green was active in South Africa and as a member of Mel, Mel and Julian, produced three vinyl record albums on CBS records. Eric Luskin is an impressive and very accomplished guitar and bass player with a strong rock and roll background. He has been a member of various musical groups and compares with some of the greats in terms of his ability to deliver stylish, strong and beautiful guitar and bass riffs. Jim Mavor has experience in folk music and folk dance music circles and plays accordian as well an assortment of percussive instruments.

Discography

CDS
Newest: Kick Back on Maple Street, released Autumn of 2006. First rock CD, Attitude on Maple Street released in 2004. New CD is in the works and in 2004 a CD with popular and original Hanukkah music was released as well.

Set List

Set lists are typlically ten songs. We often start a set with an a capella cover ie After the Goldrush.
The rest of the set is all original MPS music with a deliberate pace from strong rock based music to one or two slower introspective pieces.