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MP3 The Jackie Frost Ensemble - Cold Lonely Blues

For lovers of acoustic music who aren''t pigeon-holed. Originals, Americana, blues, smokey jazz, bluegrass. This one has them all.

12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Blues, BLUES: Acoustic Blues

The Jackie Frost "Trio" was formed in the mid 90''s. For over ten years the band performed at coffee houses, private parties, and local concert halls in the Richmond, VA area as well as TV, radio, and with the Richmond Symphony. The band recorded several self produced recording projects over the years and developed a local fan base.

Jackie has played some of the best-known stages in the area, including Ashland Coffee and Tea, The Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, St. Catherine''s McVey Theater, The Virginia Commonwealth University''s Performing Arts Center, and the University of Richmond''s Modlin Center for the Performing Arts.

With the release of their first project on Courthouse Records, "Calliope", which includes all original band material, came changes in the band structure. The "Trio" grew to near baseball team proportions at times to play the larger venues associated with a successful and well received project. A natural result of all this excitement was the migration from the "Trio" to the Jackie Frost "Ensemble".

The core Ensemble consists of Jackie Frost (guitar and vocals), Danny Hughes (guitar and vocals), Malcolm Pulley (mandolin, banjo, resonator guitar, vocals) and Rusty Farmer (Bass). Larger shows may include additional musicians in the form of piano, fiddle, and percussion.

The Jackie Frost Ensemble wasted no time capitalizing on the success of Calliope and released a second CD on Courthouse Records, "Cold Lonely Blues," in August 2006. It continues where Calliope left off. Blending blues, bluegrass, jazz, and folk into original compositions that expand the possibilities of acoustic instruments and explore a unique sound. The CD release party was a great success with a receptive sell out crowd at the Ashland Coffee & Tea.

Fans of all ages seem to enjoy the music of the JFE, which runs the gamut - from straight ahead delta blues, to jazz influenced improvisational standards - from bluegrass powered arrangements of easily recognizable covers, to original material that can only be heard at a Jackie Frost Ensemble show.

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