Blues for the New Century
Folding Sky. Blues for the new century. Ancient Rhythms. Melodies from the turning of the earth. Songs that touch the sky while staying rooted in the ground. Beauty, power, passion, grace. Folding Sky will touch your heart, move your body and inspire your soul.
Folding Sky is first and foremost a band. A band in the old and real sense. Family. Committed. Telepathic. Folding Sky, based in Albany New York, has released 2 albums of original material: "Dancing with My Guitar" (2002) recorded live, and "Ghostyard" (2004). Both albums have received rave reviews and have received extensive radio airplay.
Led by Mark Emanatian, guitarist/singer/songwriter, who made a name for himself as the lead and slide guitarist for the highly acclaimed blues band Ernie Williams and the Wildcats. Emanatian recorded six independent-label albums with the Wildcats, co-producing and writing more than his share of the material. Emanatian has appereared on stage with blues notables such as Hubert Sumlin, Lonnie Brooks, and Buddy Guy. Emanatian was voted Bandleader of the Year in 2000 by Metroland Magazine. After a decade with the Wildcats, Emanatian formed Folding Sky.
He is joined by the legendary drummer Al Kash. Kash, a master musician and force of nature, has toured and recorded for over thirty years. Kash, a self-taught drummer, started playing in 1964 in Perth, West Australia and moved to Sydney in 1969. There he joined Blackfeather and toured & recorded the self-titled album [with guest Bon Scott]. Kash moved to New York in 1977 and formed the Units/Fear of Strangers. His credits include Kim Simmonds/Savoy Brown, Billy C. Farlow, Commander Cody, Bo Diddley, Dave Hole, Ellen McIllwain, and Ernie Williams.
On co-lead and slide guitar is the equally accomplished guitarist Garry Piambino. He has played in dozens of bands all across the US, most notably Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows, Larry Lewis and Solid Smoke, and Prey for Rain.
On bass is the longtime roots musician and extraordinary instrumentalist Tom Dolan. His impressive resume includes Good Friday and the Jim Carrey Blues Band.
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3. Take the Wheel
4. Ghost Yard
5. Dirty Water
6. This Town
7. Cryin' Please
9. Good Old Days
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