- Artist: The Milagro Saints
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/10/2003
Three musicians (Stephen, Lee and Joyce) met and played together at Lee's apartment on 52nd Street in 1995. They soon found their own subgenre and which one reviewer dubbed 'soulfolk'. A move out of New York to Raleigh NC brought a much celebrated debut on Whiskeytown's original label Moodfood Records, and the folowing CD's ('Midnight America' and now 'Sunday') on the Moon Caravan label stayed true to their unique 'soulfolk' tradition. This CD, 'Sunday' is a hybrid of influences from the psychedelic folk mysticism of 'Waiting', to the ethereal 'Good Day For Love'. Anyway, here's some stuff reviewers have said about the music: 'Sweet rugged folk music' URBAN TULSA.COM 'Part Soul, part rock, part folk...they integrate these influences,(as well as touches of gospel and country), into one medley of great songwriting and infectious performances' JERSEY BEAT 'A breakthrough group' WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL 'Raising the standard of modern folk' INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NC MORE BIO: Stephen Ineson was born in Sheffield, England to a family of banjo, fiddle and moviehouse orchestra players. (His uncle played mandolin some for Ramblin' Jack Elliot). Soon after he returned to NYC from touring with The Jack Rubies he met Joyce and Lee. Joyce was born in Virginia. Her father possessed a fine baritone voice and Joyce would harmonize with him and her four siblings, 'singing the 7th's and 9th's.' She kept her instinct for harmonies, and forged a career as an actor/singer in NYC -- becoming part of the east coast country/folk scene, opening for Townes Van Zandt, and working with NYC luminaries: Joey Ramone, ex-members of Talking Heads, the Casual Gods and Arthur Russell. Lee Kirby grew up in rural Arkansas where he learned to play harmonica while out walking or working the fields. Eventually he found himself in Chicago where Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor dominated his attention. He was a booking agent for the Jellyroll Kings and Honeyboy Edwards which kept him even closer to the sound, and studied with blues master Erwin Helfer.
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