Since their last visit with us, more of the world has caught on. In 2014 they won Best Cover Song, for Angle from Montgomery, at the Independent Music Awards.
Cilette and Roman recently finished True,
their latest CD which will be released this month. We were so pleased
to receive a pre-release copy. It is clearly a masterpiece of
Americana. Fred says, "It is the most perfect musical gift we have ever
They have been defined as folk, Americana, Celtic,
world, jazz and rock. We cannot disagree with any of it and this is one
of the few occasions when the definition of an artist's genre will
never matter. If there is the soul of a gypsy, who has traveled the
world, living in your head and you can hear it singing, it probably
sounds just like these two.
Cilette is Canadian of Irish and South
African heritage while Roman was born in England of Ukrainian and
Italian parents. This husband and wife duo met in Scotland, have lived
in (and listened to indigenous music in) five countries and now come to
us from Ashland, Oregon.
Cilette offers a haunting soprano voice
blending with Roman’s musicianship and writing which transcends his
primary instrument, the fretless bass. His guitar licks amaze us every
time we hear him. We have seldom been so delighted by an instrumental
break, within a perfect evening of powerful vocals. But we must also
say; Gypsy Soul offers us the very best interpretation of both Blackbird and Angel from Montgomery we have ever heard.
they have been likened to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Allison Kraus,
Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, and Kate Bush. They are like all of those
folks and absolutely beyond them in many ways. We cannot adequately
explain Gypsy Soul’s music. We can only tell you that you have to join
us for their return to Música Del Río on Friday May 6 and then you will