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Sally Spring
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  • Winston Salem, NC
  • United States
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We perform as duo sometimes as a trio - roots / Americana/ folk

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  • marek wysoczynski
  • Red Hook Rapids
  • Michael Luntley
  • Stacey Earle
  • Tina Lawton
  • Evert Taihuttu
  • Alicia McGovern
  • John Davy
  • Colin Maddocks
  • Mark Bates
  • Acoustic Strathpeffer
  • Stille Post Klub
  • Jeff Talmadge
  • Terry Goldsmith
 

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From North Carolina, Sally Spring along with her husband, the eclectic, edgy, rhythmic Ted Lyons Lyons (Alex Chilton, Percy Sledge, John Lee Hooker), on acoustic resonator guitar resonator (his playing sounds like a mix of Ry Cooder and James Blood Ulmer) perform roots music that combines pop, folk, Memphis, and southern Appalachia styles that will stir your soul. They recently received international acclaim with their latest CD, "Made Of Stars", that charted #1 in Europe (Euro-Americana chart) and #2 worldwide on Americana radio.

Sally is called "a treasure" by Gene Parsons of The Byrds, and "a gem" by Bob Harris of BBC, her her "soulful and gritty style" (Uncut, UK), "transfixing, gorgeous alto" (Sing Out!), "first-rate compositions" (No Depression Magazine) and "fantastic phrasing and tear-at-your-heart emotional complexity" (Net Rhythms, UK) is mesmerizing. Hear music samples at http://www.sallyspring.com and live shows at video links below.

Performances during past few years have ranged from Kerrville's Music and Wine Festival with more than 10,000 participants to No Depression's 10th Anniversary to the intimate setting of America's oldest folk club, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

Born in California and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Sally literally started singing even before she could speak. The daughter of an inventor/computer trailblazer whose classmates were Hewlett and Packard, Spring grew up thinking outside the box. At 11 years old, she bought her first guitar, figured out open tunings on her own (before there were any books on this) and accompanied herself on a local television appearance a mere six weeks after she started playing. She performed in college coffee houses soon after, clubs a few years later, dropping in and out of school to travel and perform.

She traveled the country on a shoestring making friends and sharing, performing and often recording her southern Americana folk rock music with musicians like Doc Watson, Mama Cass, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal, Nancy Nevins (Sweet Water), Odetta, Gurf Morlix, Tift Merritt, Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown), Sylvia Tyson, Peter Stampfel, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Marshall Crenshaw, Eric Weissberg and Gene Parsons from The Byrds, among many others.

Live show samples:

Lake Pontchartrain - by Sally Spring and Peter Holsapple (R.E.M., Db's)Sally Spring and her Country Folk Blue Boys (Trio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btXa048k26g&feature=related

Take Me To The Water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcldgNNG2Xc&feature=related

Short Side - in New Orleans 2011 - Sally Spring and her Country Folk Blue Boys (Trio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czo_5Cbsj5o&feature=relate

Made Of Stars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na1ITWdz9-U&feature=related
This song was selected as one of the 3 top Americana songs worldwide
”striking it is that you find a beautiful balance on this record between the styles of folk music, country music and moderate rock. The songs of Sally are purely without accent, and as a result she is not limited to a certain region. What Mockingbird did in 2006, also does Made Of Stars again. An artist who it deserves to be heard" Alt-country Forum - Netherlands
http://www.altcountryforum.nl/2010/05/27/sally-spring/

More About Sally Spring
“Soulful and gritty...”—Uncut,UK

"Transfixing... gorgeous alto” —Sing Out!

“striking... first-rate compositions” —No Depression

“She’s a treasure.” —notes Gene Parsons (Byrds)

“... the emotional heat she generates is white-hot.” —Americana UK(nine stars!)

“Sally’s CD, Mockingbird, is a gem!” —Bob Harris, BBC Radio2, UK

http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_bio/artist_498861


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At 7:54 on March 28, 2012, Michael Luntley said…

Hi there.  I don't think the dates you're looking for will work for us.  Will get back if there's a chance of doing something, but checked out your site - the music's great.  Good luck with the tour.

At 4:03 on March 12, 2012, Stacey Earle said…

Hey Sally what is yall time line over the pond?  We are there from  April 2 - June 4th.  Maybe we can try to hook up.
Luv Stacey

At 17:29 on March 20, 2010, Sally Spring said…

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On Tour from North Carolina - Sally Spring is requesting house concerts plus...

Hi Everyone!

 

We’re on tour in Europe for the first time in over a decade and really would love to perform at some house concerts as well. Dates available listed below

IF YOU CAN HELP US BOOK THESE DATES, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU BOOK SHOWS IN NORTH CAROLINA, USA

–      WE'RE HAPPY TO BE AN OPENER TOO.

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