Robin Greenstein and Cecilia Kirtland are independent singers and songwriters who grew up together on Long Island and first met as students at the Guitar Workshop in Roslyn, NY, a legendary music school who boasted such teachers as Charlie Chin, Peter Tork and Paul Brady. They have had longtime separate careers in teaching and performing while occasionally playing and singing together (you can often hear Cecilia adding background vocals on Robin's original music CDs).
Around 2000, in response to a booking request, they put together a concert program based on their respective holiday traditions and "Songs of the Season" was born. Robin and Cecilia are both adept guitar finger-pickers and the album features many songs with intricate guitar arrangements, as well as swinging tunes featuring harmonica, pedal steel, fiddle, flute and lots of percussion. And of course, their voices blend seamlessly with incredible harmonies. Special musical guests include LIsa Gutkin of the Klezmatics who lends her violin to the Chanukah Medley, Ken "the Rocket" Korb on smoking harp, Mike Nugent (of legendary L.I. band Cadillac Moon), etc.
Early reviews: "You are prominently featured on my 12/12 program this coming Sunday - great CD and covers all the bases so beautifully in an ecumenical way" BIll Hahn, Host of "Sunday Simcha" on WDFU-FM.