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About the video
Wil sings the song "Millworker", written by James Taylor, bluegrass style. Mark
Stoffell is on mandolin; Kelley Sims is on lead guitar, Geoff Maring is on bass,
Doug Knecht is on banjo, Rob Ickes is on dobro, Willie Jones provides harmony
vocals on this song.
About the artists
Wil Maring and virtuose guitarist and fiddler Robert Bowlin have been recently
combining talents to create beautiful original acoustic music which straddles the
fence between bluegrass, folk and country music. Wil's beautiful airy vocal style
and heartfelt lyrics have raised the eyebrows of the acoustic music world in
recent years with the release of her three solo cds and four band cds with her
band Shady Mix. Robert, a two-time National Fingerpicking and Flatpicking
Guitar contest winner, has been a band member with legendary artists like Bill
Monroe, Maura O Connell, Kathy Mattea, the Osborne Brothers, and many
more. Their music will leave audiences spellbound long after the show is over.
For bigger venues, Wil sometimes appears with whole band, Shady Mix, which
includes instrumental lineup of upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and sometimes
Mixture of bluegrass, oldtime, folk, country, and even a little pop. Wide variety of
influences, and live show includes a heavy emphasis on originals, but also
bluegrass and country standards, fiddle tunes, and cowboy and western swing
music. Current favorite artists and influences are wide and varied.... Joni
Mitchell, Jimmy Martin, James Taylor, John Hartford, John Prine, Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Flatt and Scruggs, Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel, Tony Rice, Hot
Rize, Dougie MacLean, Kate Rusby, Lyle Lovett, Kim Richey, Patty Griffin, Lucy
Kaplansky, Nanci Griffith and so many more... from my youth: Dan Fogelberg,
John Denver, Jackson Browne, Eagles, and many bluegrass artists.