Scarlet & Sylvia Tyson
I have long admired the artistry of Sylvia Tyson, famous for her unique voice in the renowned Canadian duet Ian and Sylvia, and writer of the hit ‘You Were Always On My Mind.’ However, I never imagined our paths would cross let alone think we would work together one day.
Then I got a call from Manager Jim Cowan, who said he envisioned a trio featuring Sylvia Tyson, on vocals, 5 time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar, on steel guitar, and myself on violin. We all reported we thought was a champion idea and we were enthusiastic about working together. Our mutual interest gave Jim the green light to put our first West coast tour together in 2014. One of the highlights was our performance at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, Ca.
I would reunite for a second East coast tour in 2016 with Sylvia Tyson as a trio with long time bassist Randall Kempe. One of the highlights of our second tour was our performance in Toronto, Canada at Hugh’s Room, which received a rave review in Canada Cashbox magazine.
Our show in Woodstock, NY was especially poignant for me as it was where long time friends Rick Danko and Levon Helm of The Band resided.
Spring 2017 will be our 3rd tour together, once again on the West coast. The shows feature Sylvia’s classic originals, as well as several of my original vocals.