If Noah Webster could have seen Peggy and Brad perform, the laudable lexicographer might have included them in his definition for the word “synergy.” The duo’s nucleus of driving guitar and incendiary vocals dynamically combine in a fusion of aural energy that could power homes from Akron to Zanesville.
Drummers, bassists, and backup singers need not apply – Like magicians pulling rabbits out of hats, Brad extracts an entire orchestra from his guitar, while Peggy’s onstage antics unleash a passel of performing professionals. And when the Master of the Turkey Baster appears, the act enters uncharted territory. “…Fearless,” as one ex-recording executive professed.
Nearly impossible to pigeonhole, the two tunesters can swing a jazz club to the wee hours or take you to the roots of the blues. They’ll follow Patsy Cline with the Pointer Sisters. An old WHLO radio jingle? Coming right up! Medley of 1960’s TV themes? Gilligan would approve. An ode to furniture? Have a seat. Janis Joplin? No problem. Speaking of Janis, you’ll hear Peggy close a typical night singing “Mercedes Benz” with fans raucously joining in.
A lone female performer hasn’t raised this much ruckus since Lady Godiva. Not to be outdone, Brad gets the spotlight when he unleashes one of his many turkey basters on an old favorite. Haven’t heard a turkey baster before? You are in luck, for on this very recording is a triumph in state-of-the-art, multi-track studio wizardry, a sound never before heard in recorded, or unrecorded, history – four harmonized basters playing one Ohio State fight song. Brad isn’t called the “master baster” for nothing!
Peggy and Brad – now that’s versatility.
Peggy and Brad were well known musicians before working together, of course. Peggy sang for years with Phil Palumbo because, well, Phil was the pinnacle of performance in these parts. She brought down the house weekly at the dearly beloved Benito’s in Cuyahoga Falls. You also hear her voice on radio commercials, with Mike Lenz and various small and big bands. Brad worked at the Carousel, Front Row Theater, Coliseum, and played in the rhythm sections of the Ink Spots, the Drifters, and Simon and Garfunkel. He continues appearing with top local party and jazz bands.