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Kali Yuga Hoedown

Michael Charnes, composer, singer, and guitarist for the San Francisco prog rock band Ibbilly Bibbilly, in the seventies and eighties, composed music for off -Broadway dance/theatre such as Footloose, Talking Beast, and Hundreth Monkey, and got a B. A. in music from San Francisco State University. He has been playing cittern and bass with Julian and the Upside sound (formerly the Julian Trio) since 2007, playing both original and traditional Irish music. "Inquier Within" has Laura Smith on violin. Her brother Darin Smith, joins them on cello for "Kali Yuga Hoedown." The next Kali Yuga Hoedown cd is in progress with added member Caleb Morelli on accoustic bass, banjo and ukelele.

Darin Smith is an international performer and recording artist whose instruments include cello, fiddle and guitar, among others. He performs regularly with several bands and both the Ukiah and Lake County Symphony Orchestras. He's appeared with numerous chamber groups, teaches private lessons and has recorded extensively, both on his own albums and as a guest artist.
Darin's awards include 1st place at the California State, Nevada State, Western Open Regional, Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest, and Cloverdale Fiddle Championships, and 2nd at the National Fiddle Contest in the Twin Fiddle division, with Laura.

Laura Smith has performed alongside a range of fiddle luminaries including Darol Anger, Matt Glazer, Bruce Molsky and the great Swedish band Vasen. Laura graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's degree in violin performance, and is currently busy playing fiddle and singing in several bands and teaching. The recipient of numerous awards, Laura has placed in the top five of her division at the National Fiddle Championships and has taken firsts at the Western Open Championships, the California State Championships, the Nevada State Championships and many regional contests. Laura is also an avid teacher, having worked with violin students for eight years at her private studio as well as at the Ukiah (CA) School of Music and the Waldorf School of Mendocino County.