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Gypsy - Heart of a Traveling Wind

Singer-songwriter, Gypsy creates a unique sound of folk, pop and rock stemming from her rich musical upbringing of Americana roots music. Gypsy’s songs channel her deep life experiences through poetic lyrics and lilting, beautiful vocals. Growing up in a musical family, Gypsy wrote her first song at the age of five after hearing many of Mom and Dad's living room "jam sessions" with the likes of Tag Lambert (lead guitarist for Bob Wills), and others. Gypsy was inspired to pursue the life of a musical artist after hearing her Mom’s recordings on the local country stations in Arizona. Also, Gypsy’s uncle Don Rollins wrote the smash hit, "The Race Is On" recorded by George Jones, Ricky Nelson and The Grateful Dead. Writing is in her blood and deep in her heart.

After attending Arizona State University majoring in theatre arts, Gypsy was accepted into The National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. She then moved to Greenwich Village and began singing at local clubs and open mics, then moved to L.A. to pursue a career in music and film. She continued to write and record songs, and eventually joined the pop trio, Angels of Ecstasy with Kelly Sullivan and Astrid Plane (formerly of Animotion). She and Kelly went on to form Zuzu's Petalz, performing their music in LA clubs. Shortly thereafter, Gypsy went solo.

Gypsy's debut album, "Heart of a Traveling Wind" is flavored with the guest performances of many talented musicians, including Ed Tree (Spencer Davis), Martyn LeNoble (Jane's Addiction, The Cult), Tony Sales (David Bowie), Rick Shlosser (Van Morrison, Jackson Browne) and David Palmer (Rod Stewart). Gypsy's influences include Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Loreena McKennett, Jewel, Bob Marley and others. She is performing throughout California, limited engagements in Arizona and Florida and festivals around the U.S. Gypsy will be performing in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2006 and is planning a European club tour in 2007.

Other news...
Gypsy recently played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Topanga Days Festival, Monterey’s Red, White & A Little Blues Festival, Mamapalooza in Berkeley, for thousands of folks on the main stage at the Whole Earth Festival, the Pine Mountain Music Festival, the Venice Carnevale and the LA Marathon for the third year in a row. Gypsy has received airplay on Radio Golden Flash FM 104.30 in Belgium, on KCLA 99.3, KPFK 90.7 FM, WPMD 1700 AM & 91.7 FM in Los Angeles, KVMR 105.1 in Lake Tahoe, KTOX 1340 AM in CA, WBCG 98.9 in Florida, KUMN 89.9 FM in New Mexico, KAOS in Washington, CJSF 90.1 FM in British Columbia, WKJC 104.7FM in Michigan and RelaxRadio in Australia.

Gypsy’s Band

Gypsy (Acoustic Guitar / Lead Vocals), Rich Sheldon (Guitar/Vocals),
Scott Verselle (Bass/Vocals), Eric Dudinsky (Drums)

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A soulful blend of folk, rock & country with lilting, breathy and melancholy vocals, engaging melodies and poetic lyrics.

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Member Since:January 9, 2004
Last Login:October 20, 2008
Location:Venice, CA
Music means to me:Music makes being alive worth it!
Schools:Arizona State University, National Shakespeare Conservatory
General Interests:Music, Love, Travel, World Hunger, Reading