lee Hunter & Arvid Smith

Review Excerpts

Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith-Tammerlin-perform at the Deland Fall Arts Festival, Deland, FL

What’s being said about August 25, 2011 European Steet performance with Philip Pan
Madrigals, Reels and Ancient Blues

"The dynamic duo Tammerlin celebrates a decade-plus of tapping into the source of traditional tunes."

Dan Brown, Folio Weekly dbrown@folioweekly.com

Tammerlin-Lee Hunter and Arvid Smith, CD artwork, No Small Thing CD cover

What’s being said about “No Small Thing”
(BirdsTale Records, 2008)

"Their fifth overall release not only picks up where Favor left off, but finds Hunter's songs basking in a magic all their own...A solid step forward."

Dan Willging, Dirty Linen

“an entertaining excursion from start to finish”

R. Warren, Sing Out!

“…a gorgeous, poetic tapestry…..Akin to Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran—he of “The Prophet” fame—Hunter possesses the wisdom, and the heart, to know that joy and sorrow often walk hand in hand in this life.”

Rick de Yampert, The Daytona Beach News Journal

“"No Small Thing" is surely a superior album, with very sutble arrangements and stunning performances.  This album has been inside my CD player for a long time recently, an event that seldom happens to me as I receive so many CD's....”

Massimo Ferro, Highway 61, Radio Voce Spazio, Italy  www.highway61.it

"Un albun tres coyotesque!" ("A very coyotesque album!")

Le Cri du Coyote www.countryfr.com/criducoyote

"Tammerlin, along with Pete Winter (co-producer), have recorded one of the best CD’s of the year"

Ron Johnson "Strings & Things"www.jacksonville.com

"....quality original music and interesting takes on the material, traditional and contemporary, which they choose to cover.....and hear them you should."

Kerry Dexter "Music Road"
http://musicroad.blogspot.com/2008/05/now-playing-tammerlin-no-small-thing.html

Tammerlin-Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith, CD art, One Kind Favor CD cover

What the press says about
“One Kind Favor”, BirdsTale Records, 2005

“Smart, original lyrics and memorable melodies mixed with innovative reworkings of obscure traditional fare”

Bradenton Herald,

“Classy, beautiful, and intriguing”

Friends of Florida Folk FOCUS Newsletter

“On the duo’s new CD, “One Kind Favor,”the pair is working at the top of its game. Hunter’s rich, emotive alto gleams like a jewel in sterling musical settings on her own compositions as well as on a selection of well-chosen traditional folk tunes.<  Smith’s musicianship is immaculate throughout….

Tallahassee Democrat

"Gentle shimmers of rootsy Americana. . ."

fRoots, July 2005, London England www.frootsmag.com

“Lee Hunter’s high, wispy vocals and Arvid Smith’s captivating dobro and guitarwork reference early Richard & Linda Thompson . . . eclectic, well-schooled traditional music that’s forward-thinking and quietly innovative.”

Connect Savannah, Savannah, GA

“Tammerlin has done folk and roots music one kind favor with their new work. “

Daytona Beach News Journal

“Lee Hunter has become a very strong writer, and her music fits seamlessly alongside the several traditional pieces….Great guests and excellent musicianship throughout…..Excellent record.”

Global Village Idiot (on-line music zine) www.globalvillageidiot.net

Tammerlin-Lee Hunter and Arvid Smith, CD art, Wind Horses cover by Anna Tomczak

In praise of
“Wind Horses” (Binky Records, 2002)

"One of the best kept secrets in America."

Dan Willging, Dirty Linen Magazine

"Luminous"

The Tallahassee Democrat

"Tammerlin have taken folk's roots and majestically nurtured them into the 21st century."

The Daytona Beach News Journal

"Hunter and Smith are experts in their field, channeling folkloric song in new and challenging ways."

Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, FL

Tammerlin-Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith, CD art, Third Weeks a 'lightnin'
Tammerlin (Tory Voodoo) Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith, CD art, Roll Down Thy Window

What the Press Says About Tammerlin...
“Roll Down Thy Window”
, Binky Records 1995  & “Third Weeks A' Lightnin'”, Binky Records 1996)

"A beautiful sound. Lyrics to roll over your tongue. Eclectic but not quirky. Well done.

"Sing Out! Magazine

"Hunter's ethereal, but sharp vocals are one of the group's major strengths. The group's other strength is Smith's eclectic guitar work……… it's both enjoyable and challenging all the same."

Dirty Linen Magazine

"It's the freshest sound to come out of Florida."

Porthole Magazine

"It's the acoustic sound that, for me, really takes off. Guitar, banjo, and bodhran generate an intense pulse…… Electric folk of a sort which doesn't harken back to the golden age, but instead has its eyes firmly fixed on the present-and future."

Folk Roots Magazine

"……An eclectic outlook with some dazzling musicianship and with some exceptional vocal warblings offered by vocalist Lee Hunter."

Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC

"Quite remarkable and extremely innovative."

John O'Regan, RTE Radio, Ireland

"You need this album. It will change your preconceptions, your ears, your mind."

The Rocket, Seattle, WA

"…..The atmosphere during the Tammerlin concert was alternately electrically charged and hauntingly seductive."

Baton Rouge Acoustic and Folk Society

"Listening to this album is like watching time-lapse photography of a flower blooming, and seeing a rose burst into vibrant color. These songs hold the listener from beginning to end."

Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

"Tammerlin dazzled the audience with their originality on a stage full of instruments…. The duo expresses wonderful chemistry and stage presence and entertained the appreciative audience with their beautiful vocals and instrumental wizardry."

Spoleto Today, Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

 

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