Two Roads Home:
The Contributors

Duncan Cameron, violin
At folk festivals and Celtic music venues, Cameron is well known for his strong vocals and remarkable instrumental abilities. He plays twelve instruments, including fiddle, whistles, and Irish bouzouki. He has toured solo and with numerous bands across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Between tours, he teaches his many instruments in Toronto. His debut solo album, The Whistling Thief, released in 2000, features both traditional music and his original songs and instrumentals. He is currently a member of Tamarack, The Pierre Schryer Band, and Fig for a Kiss.

Jerry Donnelly, mandolins and harmony vocals
Born in Hackensack New Jersey and a veteran singer, mandolin, guitar, bodhran and tenor banjo player, Jerry makes his home in Toronto and has gigged all over this fine province. Chances are you’ve seen him at pubs, clubs or concert venues with folk and early music bands like The Sculpins, riverrun and his own Jerry Donnelly Trio. Festivals include the Earth Air Fire and Water Festival in Goderich Ontario, The Mill Race Festival in Cambridge, and North by Northeast in Toronto. Jerry has also played with musicians like Jamie Snider (Tip Splinter, Morgain Le Fay), Rick Fielding and Steve Paul Simms.

Heather Lea-Brown, banjo, autoharp, harmony vocals
Two Roads Home. Can I make it Three??? Heather started out her musical career playing folk and bluegrass, eventually playing in the C&W band, The Rebels for 2 years. The move to Toronto also brought a move in her musical tastes and for a number of years she dabbled in opera, performing in R.Murray Schafer's The Princess of the Stars, in operetta singing in The Mikado at the Stratford Festival and musical theatre crawling around on the floor as a cat in the German production of Cats (auf Deutsch !!!). But in the past few years her banjo playing skills have netted her roles in plays such as Ten Lost Years, Cowgirls and Wooden Boats and Iron Men. Thanks to Abby and Bryan and Jeff and Richard. It's great to be back home!!

Susan Main, cello
As an independent dance artist, the sound of the cello sends Susan Main into somewhat of an altered state. "Music of all kinds-classical, blues, rock, punk-inspires me to move," she says. "But cello music demands that I move." As a musician of the instrument she loves so much, Susan studies with David Miller and takes her inspiration from the playing of Rostapovitch and Jacqueline DuPre. While her repertoire covers the classics, she finds celtic and rock music for cello just a wee bit more fun. Recording for Two Roads Home has been an absolute thrill and honour, and Susan would like to thank Abby and Bryan for their encouragement and support.

Phil Manning, engineer/co-producer/amazing individual
Phil began his career in recording in the mid 1970s at The Master’s Workshop in Rexdale Ontario. Like many artists involved in Dovetailing, Phil’s career is highly diversified. In addition to producing and engineering over forty albums and countless demos, accompaniment tracks and commercials under the auspices of LB Studios (which he founded with wife Carron in 1987), he is also an accomplished arranger, writer, lyric coach, singer, actor and musician (he plays drums, winds, guitars and a mean Hammond organ!). Phil released a solo CD of his own entitled Rock This Boat.

Chris Marcucci, CD Design

Steve Turcotte, guitars
A native of the nation’s capital, Steve began writing and performing at an early age. In northern Alberta he played guitar with a band called The Exit, as well as writing and performing at local festivals. In his mid twenties, Steve moved to Victoria BC, and spent the next six years developing his skills as a writer, singer and guitarist in his own solo act and in groups such as Texa Cola, a four piece Crosby/Stills/Nash and Young- style band, and Available in Cream, an original music rock band. Toronto has been home for three years now, and Steve’s original rock band, Professor Marvel has appeared at the 360, The Horseshoe Tavern and various other local haunts. Steve plays Fender guitars and amps and uses Digitech effects.

Richard Roy, Drums
Rick was raised in the blues rich area of West Hill, and has played in all kinds of bands including The Electric Cellophane Window, Swing Shift Big Band, Pickering Dixieland Band, The Blues Bandits, H.O.G, George Lake Big Band, Swing Time Melodies, and The Red Suspenders Country Band. Career highlights include a recent New Year’s Eve gig with Jesse Cook at the Ottawa Centre for the Arts. Currently he is playing in the acoustic roots blues band Sourpuss, who have just released their first CD and in the Brazilian batteria band Samba Squad who recently won the Canadian Urban Music Award. Besides playing, Rick is also known as Slick Tickler, the author of a mail listing that covers drumming events in the GTA and all things related to rhythm (hmmm…).
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