Saturday, March 5, 2011


Back in the early 1980's I discovered an independent recording label based out of Palo Alto, California. Originally a folk music studio founded by Will Akerman and his wife at the time Anne Robinson the label would evolve into what came to be labeled New Age. I immediately fell in love with many of the artists such as Mark Isham, Michael Hedges, The Turtle Island String Quartet and tonight's featured group Shadowfax.

Named after Gandalf's horse from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the band was founded in 1972. Lead by Chuck Greenberg on Lyricon and other woodwinds they blended numerous musical genres into their signature sound. Over the years, until Chuck's death from a heart attack in 1995, they released a number of albums and gave numerous concerts to there fans.

Tonight I start with a half dozen live performances, opening with a short introduction by Chuck Greenberg and then follow with a number of fan generated slide shows with backed by album tracks. So sit back, relax and let the music take you to another place...


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