We do acoustic music for upwards of three hours. Our shows include covers and originals. Our originals draw on our roots – gypsy/russian and cajun/rock – and mix into an eclectic stew of styles. Our life stories and world views mix into a wild, poetic, non-dualistic brew of lyrics. Genres vary from bluegrass to ballads to folk to rock to who-knows-what-that-is. But always a different and memorable melody with haunting vocal harmonies. Cliches are shunned. Each song allowed to explore its own world. The covers range from classics like Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan, to more current artists such as Radiohead and Inara George.
Price Range: $100 to $400
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Russian
What to Expect
You can expect an intimate, listening-room type performance, filled with acoustic ballads, spiced up with hillbilly, classic rock, as well as foreign surprises, and lots of harmony vocals. If you enjoy connecting with the performers and hearing lyrics and song craft, as opposed to an overbearingly loud experience, we can help!
We'll take requests, but let us know ahead of time, because we work on unique arrangements and harmonies for the songs we take on.
Paul McCarty + Marina Gutman = Non Duo
Non Duo = Not Two... We are one.
Paul is from New Orleans (the swamp of the south) and Marina is from Moldova (the swamp of Europe). Their musical influences -- gypsy/russian and cajun/rock -- mix into an eclectic stew of styles. Their life stories and world views mix into a wild, poetic, non-dualistic brew of lyrics. Genres vary from bluegrass to ballads to folk to rock to who-knows-what-that-is. But always a different and memorable melody with haunting vocal harmonies. Cliches are shunned. Each song allowed to explore its own world.
We are not just musicians, but we are in a live relationship, recently engaged to be married. We enjoy hiking, wine tasting, and discussing philosophy. We're both creative in other fields. Paul is a visual artist and Marina is a writer. We're looking forward to sharing our music with you!
Additional Booking Notes
We're pretty low maintenance. We can bring our own P.A. and mikes, if needed. Or if you're already set up, we can work with that too.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 01, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Second Saturday Concerts|
Past Booked Events
|April 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Songwriters Serenade|
|February 11, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Sculpterra Winery|
|February 04, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Sculpterra Winery|
|February 04, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Interview on KPIG|
|January 13, 2018 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Private party|
THIS ONE IS FOR ME
SHADOWS & LIGHTS
HIGH ON THE WATER
WILD JUNKIE DREAM
ONE SUMMER DAY
DUMB & DONE
LIGHT THE DARK SKY
AS NOT SOMEONE NEW
IN YOUR EYES
LOVE ON XMAS DAY
HEY, COME AROUND
JUST LIKE ME
RIVER OF FIRE
WHY I QUIT DRINKIN
COME A KNOCKIN
LOVE GOT ME REELIN
PEACE ON EARTH George Harrison
SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE Bob Dylan
KARMA POLICE Radiohead
IMAGINE John Lennon
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
REVENGE Dangermouse & Sparklehorse
DUST IN THE WIND Kansas
PEACE LOVE & UNDERSTANDING Nick Lowe
HEY YOU Pink Floyd
FOOLS WORK Inara George
MORE THAN THIS Roxy Music
HEY, THAT’S NO WAY Leonard Cohen
LANDSLIDE Fleetwood Mac
SOUNDS OF SILENCE Simon & Garfunkel
AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
HIGHWAYMAN The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, etc)
FREE Yury Loza (Russian translation)
GOLUBOY VAGON (Russian Children’s Song)
KATYUSHA (Russian folk song)
Influences & Inspiration
Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Yuriy Loza
We have all of our own equipment including P.A., but if you're already set up, we're okay with that too.
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