JUNIPER PRESS KIT
Juniper is quickly becoming a favorite folk band in the larger Tampa Bay Area, enjoying extensive airplay on WMNF 88.5, the local community radio station. Last year they recorded their third CD, "Live From The Appalachians", which was just nominated and came in 3rd Place for best Celtic Album Of The Year (2008)by WNCW. Their second CD, "Stepping Stones", was also nominated for Celtic Album Of The Year (2007) by WNCW in Asheville,NC . They debuted their first CD, "Looking For A Rock", to a standing-room-only crowd of over 400 and have continued to generate enthusiasm wherever they appear. Each June they head for the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina & South Carolina playing in venues from concert halls to coffee houses. In January of 2009, they played before the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra's "Opening Night in the USA" at the Bob Carr Auditorium in downtown Orlando,FL. They have been invited to play at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, the South Florida Folk Festival, Riverhawk Festival, String Break, as well as a number of local Celtic Festivals in the state. Jasmine and Frances have been playing together, both as a duo and together in larger bands, since 1999. With Juniper they have expanded their musical horizons to includes such diverse styles as Traditional Celtic and old-time Americana tunes, haunting airs and waltzes, and bluesy-jazzy original songs...even a few Latin-flavored surprises.
Juniper blends Traditional Celtic, Alternative Folk and Americana music in an eclectic experience which transports their fans into a world of sweet harmonies and moving melodies. Acclaimed musicians and recording artists Frances Pisacane and Jasmine Hart weave a tight musical tapestry from the sounds which have endured and entertained for over five centuries.
Ancient Celtic lore tells that the fairies planted the Juniper bush
outside of the entrance to the "Other World" . The same is
true for those who now see Juniper perform and travel with them through
that door into the ancient, misty moors of Ireland to the deep and soulful
hills of the Appalachian Mountains. 'Tis a mystical, magical place.
Frances weaves lovely harmonies & dynamic melodies on the fiddle
while Jasmine's compelling vocals and fiery rhythms on guitar round
out their unique sound.