Cyd Smith

Singer/songerwriter/guitarist Cyd Smith calls her brand of music “progressive folk.” With a background in classical guitar, swing jazz, and American folk and pop music, she enjoys exploring the unexpected–lyrically, harmonically, and melodically. Steve Wacker describes her latest album, Wide Open Night,  in a rave review in Victory Review:  “Cyd’s musical intelligence and awareness …

Rebecca Troon

Rebecca Troon

Performing songwriter Rebecca Troon accompanies herself on guitar, banjo and percussion. She won first place in songwriting at the Gig Harbor Folk Festival in Washington in 2007. Her song “Animal Skin” was a finalist in the 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards, Best Folk/Americana/Roots category. She’s also a member of the …

Florence Riggs

Florence Riggs

Florence Riggs teaches a vocal technique which is predicated on singing as an extension of your speaking level: speech level connected singing. It’s applicable to all styles of singing and helps to remove the mystique about the middle voice mix and navigating through the passaggios/bridges of registration. Florence has a …

Penny Nichols

Like many musicians in the Sixties, Penny Nichols started her career as a folk singer in coffeehouses around Orange County, CA. She shared the stage with legendary artists such as Jackson Browne, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies, Jennifer Warnes and Mary McCaslin. In 1964 …