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AAFFM PRESENTS: McLauchlans, and Blackfoot Daisy
November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$8 – $10
Duncan and Glaucia McLauchlan are talented, entertaining musicians providing spirited live performances of traditional and contemporary Scottish and Irish and music throughout Atlanta and the Southeast.
Duncan is a talented Scottish singer and songwriter, as well as multi-instrumentalist with a wealth of experience. His solo CD The Road to Destiny has received substantial air-play on Celtic radio programs across the USA, including Atlanta WRFG’s The Celtic Show and the internationally broadcast public radio program The Thistle and Shamrock.
Glaucia is a spirited percussionist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. After meeting “Dunc” at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, she swapped her background of classical piano for a life on the Celtic scene. Soon they were making beautiful music together.
Duncan sings and plays his songs with a passion that complements his clever and sensitive, poetic style. His delicate lyrics weave a colorful tapestry on the back-cloth of his tunes and rhythms, evoking a range of emotions from laughter to tears and back again. He employs a variety of instruments and his natural Scottish accent to produce a solid, yet atmospheric feel in his music. His musical armory includes acoustic and electric guitars, bass, bodhran, mandolins, banjo, keyboards, and various percussion instruments.
Blackfoot Daisy formed in 2012 when long-time collaborators and songwriters Wendy DuMond and Don Sechelski decided to begin performing together on a regular basis. Don spent most of his early childhood in Texas and Wendy hails from Montana but grew-up in Oklahoma. They chose to name the band after a deer, drought, and pest-resistant prairie flower.
Don is a 30-plus year native of the Atlanta music scene and has also worked as a studio musician. He has performed as a solo act and also performed with his son Adam Sechelski, who sits-in with Blackfoot Daisy as singer, guitarist, and percussionist when available. Don has been a regular on the Atlanta coffeehouse/acoustic music scene since the old Freight Room days. He has played venues such as the Dogwood Festival, Hungry Ear Coffeehouse, Lena’s Place and many more.
Wendy began writing songs and performing in 2009. She released a solo EP in 2012. Wendy’s songs have been featured on the Women of Substance radio podcast. Her song Catching Fireflies was used as music for a book trailer to promote All Bears Need Love, a children’s book about interracial adoption.
As a duo the band has played various venues in the Southeast, including Charles & Myrtle’s in Chattanooga TN, Berkeley Bob’s Coffeehouse in Cullman AL, and others in South Carolina and Georgia.
In November 2015 Bobby Moore joined the band, rounding out the sound. Bobby is a native of Virginia, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning old-time fiddle and banjo player. Bobby took honors at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia for bluegrass banjo in 1980 and bluegrass fiddle in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998 and 2002.
The full band has played Smith’s Old Bar, Steve’s Live Music, the Red Light Café and many other local Atlanta live music venues. The band has opened for Nashville songwriter Kurt Fortmeyer, The Rosin Sisters, Copper into Steel, Vientos Del Pueblo, and Little Country Giants, to name a few. They have also performed at Snellville Days, the Chastain Park Arts Festival, the Duluth Fall Festival, the Little 5 Arts Alive Concert series, and Oakhurst Porchfest.
The band released a three-song EP in 2015 and are currently working on a full-length album.