THE DAPPLED GRAYS

DAPPLED-GRAYSTHE DAPPLED GRAYS
LAST NIGHT, TOMORROW

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The Atlanta-based Dappled Grays are Leah Calvert (fiddle), Casey Cook (guitar), Michael Smith (mandolin), Greg Earnest (banjo), and Keith Morris (bass). This is the third project in their 16-year history as a group. Eight of the eleven selections are band originals. The others are from sources including Pete Wernick, Kristian Matsson, Irving Berlin, Tom Waits, and Artie Traum. Calvert contributed “Stand In,” “Home’s Not Far (Cider Theme),” and “Wild Things” with Smith, while Smith’s songs are “Guest House,” “Stayin’ Blues,” and “My Sundial,” in collaboration with bandmate Calvert. Cook’s selection is “Wimbledon.” The title-cut “Last Night, Tomorrow” is co-written by Cook, Calvert, and Smith. The band also selected Wernick’s “Gone But Not Forgotten,” Matsson’s “Where Do My Bluebird Fly?” and “The Trilogy (A Medley)” which consists of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” Tom Waits’ “Clap Hands,” and Artie Traum’s “Fish Scale.” The band exhibits excellent musicianship and arrangements, and the harmonies are tight. Look for the Dappled Grays to expand their audience base and regional exposure. (The Dappled Grays, 2125 Wood Trail NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.dappledgrays.com.)BF

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