When you combine the vocal style and energy of soul, with the backbeat grooves of bluegrass, country, and rock n' roll, you get Brigitte DeMeyer and her Band. Their unique acoustic blend results in a band with cool arrangements, and is energetic, warm and entertaining.
Midwest born Brigitte DeMeyer grew up singing in gospel choirs, to which she owes much of her strong and clear vocal ability. This background did much to cultivate her roots in blues and soul traditions. She spent the early part of her vocal career singing in San Diego with groups that combined country, rock, and blues styles. Groups including the Beat Farmers and the Soul Syndicate.
In 1990, Brigitte moved to the Bay Area where she met guitarist Chris Rossbach. The two played in a number of bands together before setting off on their own. More recently, Brigitte has studied guitar with bluegrass greats such as Peter Rowan and Tim O'Brien, Del McCoury, Scott Nygaard and David Grier, and also trained from 1997-1999 vocally with Judy Davis, in Oakland, CA. July 2000 marked a new milestone for Brigitte DeMeyer, as she had just released her first self-written and produced cd, Another Thousand Miles, which along with her band, features bluegrass mandolin player and fiddler, Mike Marshall. While her sweet voice and expressive vocalization are at the forefront of the band's sound, it is the intersection of country and soul that probably best describes the flavor of Brigitte DeMeyer and her Band.