1. BulletSinger-guitarist Sylvia Herold (Euphonia, Wake the Dead, Cats & Jammers, Hot Club of San Francisco) discovered of Irish and British traditional songs more than two decades ago. This sparked in her an obsession for songs and singing. She has explored many styles, but experience with other genres only renews her appreciation for narrative folk songs.

  1. BulletRegarded as one of North America's leading Celtic guitarists, Steve Baughman is well known to guitar fans around the world for his best selling books and videos on Celtic instrumentals by Mel Bay. Steve applies his inherent feel, sensitivity and use of dynamics to create a technique that translates into sheer musical elegance. Baughman transcends the ordinary, conveying a pure sense of joy with every tune.

Listen to tracks by Euphonia as well as other folk and swing music at Sylvia’s Recordings page.

Steve Baughman
Sylvia Herold 
Double Bill;  2 performers,  2 recording artists,  2 cool
Performance: Sunday
October 24, 2010, 3:00 PM
What the Critics Say

Sylvia Herold can sing any kind of music, but her clear tone and diction really shine on

traditional material,...”

– Tim O’Brien, folk and bluegrass recording artist

Sylvia displays a great voice with a superb taste in material and arrangements. We recommend it highly.”

– Roz and Howard Larman of “FolkScene Radio”, KPFK Los Angeles

Steve Baughman & Robin Bullock’s Celtic Guitar Summit was voted one of the best albums of 2003 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine!

“San Francisco guitarist Steve Baughman brings a unique voice to the guitar, giving new life to tunes traditionally played on fiddles, banjos, and bagpipes. Baughman's early recordings, A Drop of the Pure and The Angels' Portion, and contributions to Mel Bay's popular Ramble to Cashel DVD, show a strong Celtic influence and a distinctive touch.”

– Doug Young,  Acoustic Guitar

“[Steve Baughman] A star of fingerstyle guitar: very deft, thoughtful, quietly adventurous, deeply lyrical and playful.”

– Radio National, Australia

“This album [Groovemasters Vol. 9 - Celtic Guitar Summit] is remarkable not only for its bold venture into a new idiom. Simply put, it is also the loveliest guitar album I have heard. What the listener hears is a waterfall of cascading arpeggios and intricate guitar passages emanating from 10 fingers and 12 guitar strings, seemingly one musician with four hands and a guitar of enormous depth of sound. Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock have forged a new path and created a musical statement so strong that it will set a new standard for others to follow. This is the template for a new genre, the Celtic guitar duet.”

– Art Edelstein, music journalist, author, guitarist

Listen to Steve Baughman samples or download tunes from iTunes.