Big Wide Grin-Live
This acoustic trio has been performing as E.L.K. or 'Elaine, Lambert & Karl' for the past 5 years. This new live recording is the result of a beautiful concert night in an intimate venue near Berkley California. On the evening of this recording, Mars was in view and closer to the earth it had been for thousands of years. Within the walls of this venue was a gallery of tapestries and art, musical instruments, gardens and most importantly a beautiful audience who graciously joined in to create that good vibe, in-the-moment magic in the room that is perfect for recording. Elaine Dempsey, L.E. Lambert & Karl Werne are three, singer, songwriter musicians who bring their songs, instrumentation and hearts together to perform in venues all over the country. This live CD is a collection of original songs as well as songs by artists they have admired through the years including Bill Withers, Tracy Chapman, Steve Earl and Sly & the Family Stone. Kevin So's song 'Individual' remains a concert favorite and is included in the mix. Original songs such as 'Mars', evoke hope for a more peaceful time. 'Love Compromise' is a touching reflection on finding one's place in relationship. By the evenings end, Big Wide Grin was joined by Ann Jefferson, John Haley Walker, Terry Wells, & Jim Bitter for the final song. Clayton Gibb (Keb' Mo' band) engineered and mastered this production as beautifully as he did with their previous release of E.L.K. 'Live Simple. Breathe Deep'. This trio loves to perform. Watch their website for upcoming tour dates. Until then purchase their music to hold you over. They are already planning their next studio CD. Enjoy!