World Kaleidoscope Presents Susan Powers and Jeff Berman
Susan Powers (banjo/vocal) and Jeff Berman (dulcimer/vocal) combine influences from folk and jazz traditions with uniquely original compositions to create music that is soulful and sophisticated with a hypnotic quality that is all their own. They are founding members of the group APPALASIA and Susan is also a founding member of Devilish Merry.
Dulcimer Players News wrote, “Jeff’s dulcimer and Susan’s claw-hammer banjo seem to merge as one…the rhythmic flow and groove is really outstanding. Susan has a voice you won’t forget, at once earthy and bluesy as it is mysterious and haunting.” And after hearing them at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, David Amram wrote, “Those of us who sat and listened…were all literally spell bound. Hearing the banjo played in new ways with dulcimer was just what the world needs to hear.”