GaiaWolf’s original music uses excellent grooves, catchy melodies, and interesting harmonies to call attention to such issues as human and environmental peace and the need for universal harmony so that all earthlings can someday share this beautiful planet in peace.
“Beautiful tight harmonies, fine writing, and chunky rhythms work in concert, making this a lush listening experience.” ~ Kurt Henry, musician
The highly original sounds and songs of GaiaWolf transcend pop culture and infuse hope for the future with their ‘music for the planet,’ from the heart. Blending diverse elements of folk, reggae, jazz, world music, pop, and R&B into a distinctive sonic sculpture, the alchemy of GaiaWolf was created by musician/composer/vocalist E.C. Lorick and vocalist/percussionist Dawn Casteel-Lorick with guitarist/vocalist Marji Zintz.
GaiaWolf has shared the stage with legendary artists Pete Seeger and David Amram at the Howland Cultural Arts Center as well as performing at renowned festivals like the Rosendale Street Festival, the Woodstock Reunion at historic Yasgur’s Farm, the White Feather Folk Festival, and the Hudson Valley Summer Music Festival. They have shared the stage with Vance Gilbert, emma’s revolution (Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow), the Kennedys, Spook Handy, and SONiA with Disappear Fear at music festivals for NJ Peace Action. They have performed at the prestigious National Animal Rights Conferences (2002 & 2003) in Washington, D.C., and have participated in benefits such as the NY Walk for Farm Animals in NYC and for organizations such as New Jersey’s Shelter our Sisters, Orange Environment, the New Jersey Ecological Society, the Ulster County ARC, Orange County Peace & Justice Coalition, Sullivan Peace & Justice, the Woodstock-New Paltz Crafts Fair, and the Blue Sky Peace Fest. Their composition, “Keeper of the Keys,” was selected to be the theme music for a GAP (Great Ape Project) promotional video.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist E.C. Lorick is a co-founder of GaiaWolf. E.C. writes and sings most of the songs GaiaWolf performs. He has an extensive career as a musician, playing electric and acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica and singing both solo and with others. He is a prolific composer and arranger, and is the leader of this fine group of artists. He also puts his considerable musical ear and wisdom to work for others as the owner/operator of littleGIANT Production and Recording Studio, located in Woodstock, New York, where he produces, arranges, and records projects for others.
Co-founder Dawn Casteel-Lorick is a gifted vocalist and the percussionist in the band. She brings a sweet voice and on-target harmonies, but it is her passion for the material that really shines through! Dawn also has a business called One Kindred Paw, as an “advocate for animals and consultant for their people.” She does energy work, communication, ceremony, etc.
With a voice that has been likened to Joni Mitchell, Ricki Lee Jones, the late Eva Cassidy, and Shawn Colvin, Marji Zintz is a vocalist, arranger, and acoustic guitarist who is known for her sweet voice; heart-felt, soulful interpretations; spot-on intonation; extensive, genre-busting repertoire; and masterful guitar playing and who makes up the other third of GaiaWolf. As a solo performer, Marji receives wide acclaim in the New York and tri-state region in both the jazz and folk genres. She has performed and recorded as a soloist and in duet settings with various bassists, including Mike Richmond, Joseph Pelletier, Jay Anderson, and Steve Roane, as well as in larger ensembles with Jim Kunkel, Wil Greenstreet and Ron Wilson, and improvisational vocalists Victoria Christgau and Shula Ruth Weinstein in Sister Sound. As a solo performer, Marji has shared the bill with such diverse acts as Koko Taylor, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, the Kennedys, and Robbie Robertson.
|Calendar for GaiaWolf|
|Music at the Market|
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Jazz, originals, etc.
|Coxsackie Farmers' Market|
1 Betke Boulevard
Coxsackie, NY See Map
|Thank heavens for farmers' markets... AND...thank the farmers! |
Get your delicious, local, healthful food and enjoy some lovely music and community, too. See you at the market!
|Local Food ~ Local Music|
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Jazz, and Folk/Traditional. pop, contemporary, whatnot, etc.
|West Milford Farmer's Market|
1452 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ See Map
|Music at a farmers market!! What fun! Buy some fresh, local produce; hear some music, maybe pick up a CD! Not bad for a Wednesday afternoon in the late summertime!|
The truth is that this event is happening every Wednesday afternoon during the growing season, and there are other very fine musicians scheduled at each one of these. Visit their website for more information.
|Local Food ~ Local Music|
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary, and Folk/Traditional. Standards, originals, etc.
|Saugerties Farmers' Market|
115 Main Street
Saugerties, NY See Map
|I'm blessed to be performing this magnificent weekend at the Saugerties Farmers' Market from 11 am to 2 pm.|
These folks really know how to put on a farmers' market! Plenty of tables and chairs and umbrellas and yummy things to eat and lots of sunshine and music. It's going to be a gorgeous weekend.
Why not come out to the farmers' market, support farmers, local music, and community? It'll be great to see you! The market is located at 115 Main Street in Saugerties, New York.
with Becoming Human, with Jim Kunkel on guitar, Marji Zintz on vocals & percussion, Mickey Kopchak on bass, with Larry Balestra on percussion
Contemporary, Jazz, and Alternative. songs of observation, realization & transformation
110 Newport Bridge Road
Warwick, NY See Map
|Becoming Human is four people who have been making lots of music for lots of years and are coming together now for this special, artful, moving, evocative project. Most of the pieces performed will be Jim's compositions. Mickey also composes.
Becoming Human on the web
|First Thursdays Music Series|
with Marji Zintz, Too soon to tell, but two other wonderful artists, hosted by Maureen & Don Black!
Acoustic, Folk/Traditional, and Jazz. etc.
|High Falls Café|
12 Stone Dock Road
High Falls, NY See Map
|It's an early night with great food, delicious music, and a good vibe.|
Three wonderful, interesting, and diverse performers PLUS Maureen and Don, who are just beautiful!!
This is a sweet music scene in a sweet venue. Things get under way early, so if you wanna hear all this great music, don't be late! Great food on the menu at a reasonable price. Hope you can come!
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