Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen
Presented By: Caltech Folk Music Society
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen are consumate folk performers, combining original songs from each of them, with some wonderful gems from friends and other performers, as well as a few traditional songs. Both are outstanding songwriters, with Steve being the more prolific. He has even written a book on the subject. He has penned some true classic songs, many of which has been performed by others, such as the balad "Darcy Farrow" and "Back on the Street Again." And they are both wonderful singers, with Cindy's vocal skills an integral part of the sound on her "Trio" recordings with Priscilla Herdman and Anne Hills. A fuller, more b4eautiful voice cannot be found.
They are also tremendous musicians , with Steve a renowned guitarist and Cindy switching from guitar to concertina, and maybe some banjo, if they bring it on tour. And they are very entertaining performers as they talk about the songs and anecdotes from their travels. They have slipped easily into a pattern of every-other =-year shows at Caltech, as these Vermonters seek refuge from the Northeast winter around this time of year. It is always great to welcome them back and to hear new songs and stories, as well as the old ones. Their shows tend to be like a gathering of rriends, professional, yet very informal and intimate.