MP3 Cam Neufeld - Beats Crime
"Combines elements of jazz traditional rhythms, slavic minor chords and country twang into a whirling mix of sonic textures that has been affectionately dubbed jug-jazz."
13 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk, WORLD: World Traditions
Twenty years ago, Cam was on the road with the Caravan Stage Company playing fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Since then, he has played bluegrass with the Grassland Boys out of Saskatchewan, did a stint with Doc Leonard''s Road Apple Revue and Musical Remedy Co. in Manitoba, and played Irish music with Coel Na Gael in Alberta. Other bands he has worked with include Crooked Creek, The Fractals, and as a sideman for many groups ranging from straight ahead country to free improvisation. He''s busked across Europe and Canada. In addition to his solo show, Cam plays with the honkey-tonk and western swing band, John Henry, and the Hot Club influenced Swing Manouche
Working with a former member of The Fractals, Jim Hepler, Cam has recorded a sampling of his meandering through this rich musical landscape; offering original tunes that reflect this diverse musical interest. His CD "Beats Crime" was released in June 1999, at the Sidetrack Cafe, Edmonton. "Beats Crime" was nominated for Outstanding Instrumental Recording at the Prairie Music Awards 2000 in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan.
In his solo performance, Cam''s compositions reflect the traditions of Canadian and American fiddle styles, while using elements of jazz and blues to create an original and dynamic show.