Wild Maple
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Wild Maple

Middleton, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009

Middleton, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2009
Duo Americana Acoustic

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Jun
27
Wild Maple @ Byfield Music and Arts Festival

Byfield, Massachusetts, USA

Byfield, Massachusetts, USA

May
16
Wild Maple @ Byfield Community Arts Center

Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

Newbury, Massachusetts, USA

Mar
06
Wild Maple @ First Friday Coffeehouse

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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“Wild Maple's first CD, "Sugar", released in May 2013, was awarded "Doug Sloane's Top 3 CD Pick" in Metronome Magazine/Boston August 2013 with a cover story appearing in the October 2013 issue of Metronome: "...singer-violinist Trish DeCaprio and singer-guitarist Gary Dolinsky have crafted a beautiful debut album called "Sugar" that's filled with lush vocals, masterful violin work and skillful guitar playing...DeCaprio and Dolinsky invested their significant individual talents to the arrangements while holding true to tradition. The sound is pure, sweet and delectable just as the album's title would suggest."”— Brian Owens, Metronome Magazine - Metronome Magazine


AUGUST 2013
METRONOME MAGAZINE CD REVIEW
BY DOUG SLOANE
Singer-violinist Trish DeCaprio and singer-guitarist-mandola player Gary Dolinsky deliver a beautifully crafted album of traditional folk and bluegrass with their new CD Sugar. Featuring superb musicianship and sterling vocals, the duo delivers a diverse collection of covers by folks like Rowland Salley (Chris Isaak), Scottish fiddler John McCusker, Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keene, Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span), Chris Biester, Flatt & Scruggs and Hoyt Axton.

Trish DeCaprio boasts a gorgeous mezzo-soprano voice while bowing a mean country fiddle. Meanwhile, Gary Dolinsky’s smooth baritone vocal proves to be the perfect complement along with his stellar guitar work. The duo is ably joined by drummer Geff Goodhue and bassist Chris Paglia (who also recorded, mixed, mastered and co-produced the album). You won’t find any filler on this well-crafted effort from the North Shore based Wild Maple, just a tastefully contemporary serving of American bluegrass and folk performed with reverence and class. [D.S.]

 - Metronome Magazine


WILD MAPLE
Walnut Street Cafe, Lynn MA
November 13, 2013

Wild Maple, a duo, is up pretty quickly, holding the small crowd’s attention. The attractive Trish DiCaprio (vocals/ violin) is fun to watch and her fiddle playing is excellent. Gary Dolinsky masters his guitar, providing a precise rhythmic pulse and a quick melodic sense. Their experience of playing and singing together shows—they’re like excellent dance partners. Wild Maple isn’t afraid to take on the complicated rhythms of Jethro Tull’s “Mother Goose,” but mainly play a nice assortment of old folk, Celtic, and some known and barely-known covers. The band displays their ability to wow us with an absolutely beautiful song called “Rough & Rocky.” “Falling” is from one of Gary’s old bands and Trish’s low melodies on the fiddle sound like a cello. She can also pluck out a bouncing melody, as in their freshened up version of the Beatles “I Will.” Gary seems to be somewhat encyclopedic when it comes to music and I lean that “Tequila Blues “ with it’s mid-song vocal conversation was written by Chip Taylor, who also wrote the ’60s classic “Wild Thing.” Trish lets loose a bit in “Cook Pot” before the friendly duo sends us on our way with Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound.” Add to your list of good talented people. (T Max) - The Noise


"Wild Maple has a cool sound, very Americana, harmonies, an acoustic string band sound. The music takes you through many time warps to visit tunes you may have heard this year, or may not have heard for 5 years...They pull stuff out that sounds terrific, and makes you feel like you're alive and well and living in the place you heard the song for the first time...You're in for a treat!" Bob Moore – The Exeter Town Crier - The Exeter Town Crier


"Trish DeCaprio...slicing melodies from her fiddle...her sound is rich (and) Gary Dolinsky...has a crisp guitar sound and is the storyteller when the two are not engaged in tight harmonies. Their songs range from traditional folk to light Americana and verge on Celtic, at times...These two really bounce and swing...they're an impressive pair!" T. Max – The Noise www.thenoise-boston.com - The Noise


"We started off [the December 3, 2011 Lexington Acoustic Showcase] with Wild Maple. This excellent duo features Gary Dolinsky on guitar and Trish DeCaprio on violin. Both sing, trading off lead vocals and joining for sensational harmonies. Gary's a flatpicking guitar whiz, and Trish is an expressive violinist, both flexible and incisive. The result is an appealing polished sound. Their set list included a number of excellent originals, with some pleasing covers as well. I liked their version of the Beatles' "I Will", with a contrapuntal byplay of guitar runs and pizzicato violin figures. Great fun. A minute later they had me tearing up with a plaintive ballad, then tapping toes along with a twangy number. Make no mistake, these folks are good. We'll try to get them back, I promise! -David Keevil http://acousticshowcaselexington.blogspot.com/ - Acoustic Showcase Lexington Blog


Discography

"Sugar" is available at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/trishdecapriogarydolinsk

Sound clips also available at http://www.wildmaplemusic.com/recordings 

“Wild Maple's first CD, "Sugar", released in May 2013, was awarded "Doug Sloane's Top 3 CD Pick" in Metronome Magazine/Boston August 2013 with a cover story appearing in the October 2013 issue of Metronome: "...singer-violinist Trish DeCaprio and singer-guitarist Gary Dolinsky have crafted a beautiful debut album called "Sugar" that's filled with lush vocals, masterful violin work and skillful guitar playing...DeCaprio and Dolinsky invested their significant individual talents to the arrangements while holding true to tradition. The sound is pure, sweet and delectable just as the album's title would suggest."”—  Brian Owens, Metronome Magazine

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Bio

WILD MAPLE is a talented acoustic duo possessing strong LEAD & HARMONY VOCALS with smooth INSTRUMENTATION on GUITAR & FIDDLE. Their music is full of rich emotional content, songs that speak to us about people's everyday lives, historical events and relationships. Trish & Gary create an atmosphere of sincere warmth and sharing at each performance. A healthy dose of relaxed fun and humor combined with their sensitivity for the music makes each show inclusive of the audience and entertaining. You will hear this combo perform TRADITIONAL AMERICANA & CELTIC music and covers of more ROOTS INFLUENCED CONTEMPORARY SINGER-SONGWRITERS as well as their own ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS.

GARY DOLINSKY, formerly of the critically acclaimed folk-duo COMPASS ROSE, has performed solo and in acoustic folk bands around the New England coffeehouse circuit since the early 70's. He has shared the stage with premier national artists, including CHRIS SMITHER, GREG BROWN, BILL STAINES at some of the hottest acoustic venues such as CLUB PASSIM - Cambridge, THE ME & THE COFFEEHOUSE - Marblehead, CAFE LENA -  Saratoga Springs, JOHNNY D'S - Somerville, CHRISTOPHER'S - Cambridge, THE LINDEN TREE COFFEEHOUSE - Wakefield. When performing with COMPASS ROSE, he was featured on local Boston radio including WUMB & WERS.
TRISH DECAPRIO has studied violin from elementary school through college.  Her early musical influences are CLASSICAL meets ROCK ‘N ROLL. Trish studied CLASSICAL VIOLIN by day with instructors Arleen Green (Quincy Symphony Orchestra), Martha Edwards (High Tea and Whisky) and Clayton Hoener (Boston Pops Orchestra)  and sang along with her dad to his 50’s DOO WOP collection by night.  The shift from CLASSICAL VIOLIN to FOLK FIDDLE came when Trish received an invitation from friend & musician, Michael Whitney to “sit in” with the maritime influenced, folk trio AS THE CROW FLIES. The group introduced her to the singer-songwriter world of folk music including the likes of JOHN PRINE, and STAN ROGERS. Trish has since found her way to many current influences on the FOLK, CELTIC and BLUEGRASS scene including CARRIE NEWCOMER, CLAIRE LYNCH, CHERYL WHEELER and CATHIE RYAN. Six fun, successful years with ATCF and 4 CD projects later Trish has gone on to perform from Ohio to Maine as a fiddler and vocalist with Blackbird, The Goodhues Band and O'Carolan Etcetera and now residing with WILD MAPLE.  www.wildmaplemusic.com 

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