Friday, July 8, 2011

Live, Free Music at Derby Square on Saturday

The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival continues its summer series tomorrow, Saturday, July 9th when Cameron Galpin brings his acoustic funk & soul to the stage in Derby Square at 5:00 PM.  

Born in Colorado, Cameron Galpin spent much of his early childhood traveling around the world with his family. With two British Beatles fans for parents, it isn't surprising that he naturally fell in love with the art of the song. Trapped on various trains planes and automobiles, he had plenty of time to listen.  He received his first guitar at sixteen and began taking weekly lessons. By eighteen, he had produced his first full-length album of original material.  At nineteen he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

Upon arriving at Berklee, Cameron found himself drawn into a network of talented musicians who loved nothing more than sharing their ideas, and supporting each other's musical visions. Carving out a style reflecting influences from John Mayer, D'Angelo and The Band, he set out to record his first EP of more of his original music. By 2010, his ten-piece band finished the EP, complete with a five-piece horn section. Over the past seven semesters, he spent his time studying and playing with great instrumentalists such as Jamie Haddad, Julian Lage and David Grisman, saturating his style with a mix of jazz, bluegrass, funk and soul. He currently lives and performs in Boston, MA while completing his degree at Berklee.
Sponsored this performance!

Saturday, July 9, 5-7 p.m.
(Acoustic - Funk - Soul) 

The next Summer Series concert will feature Jazz saxophonist Hailey Niswanger on August 13th, and the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival will take over Salem Willows on August 20-21.  It's a fantastic weekend of music (and a weekend of fantastic music).  I highly recommend marking your calendar! 

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