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|
|Streamside Dining with Live Music!|
with Marji Zintz
Acoustic, Contemporary. pop/rock/blues/jazz, etc.
|The Bear Café|
295 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY See Map
|It's Burger Night (vegan burgers, too) at Bear Café! |
Fresh, raw music streamside in the beautiful Bear Café...a feast for your ears AND your palate! See you at the Bear!
Marji on the Web
|Tuesday Night Community Music Showcase|
with Marji Zintz (with Jeff Entin sitting in on guitar), Deborah Anne Fisher, Gina King & George Matthews, Marc Delgado, Dan (a man named) , and, the Mohonk Mountain Mamas
Acoustic, Folk/Traditional, and Jazz. Americana, blues, rock, whatnot etc.
434 Main Street
Rosendale, NY See Map
|I love the Rosendale Cafe; they present world-class musicians and it's one of the few places I can go where I can order most anything they have on their menu!|
What this is. The Rosendale Cafe has been bringing notable performances to the area for the better part of two decades. This more humble opportunity for local performances started with a very successful run of the Community Music Night, and the series has run on and off since fall 2007.
John Hughes runs this sweet showcase, and puts his heart and his lovely spirit into it. It's a dwindling resource, so come while you can!
Marji on the Web
|Is It Spring Yet?|
with Marji Zintz
Contemporary, Acoustic. rock, blues, jazz, etc and whatnot
|Rive Gauche Bistro|
7 Second Street
Athens, NY See Map
|Rive Gauche Bistro gives everyone who visits an amazing experience in great food and wine. Joe Landa sources local farms and markets to bring the freshest ingredients possible to his cooking and is environmentally responsible in all ways. With partner Brooke Lynski, they create a beautiful and warm dining room with a relaxing ambiance (with the perfect live music to enjoy your food by)!!|
Marji 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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