Fusing celtic tunes with jazz, rock, even calypso, The Syncopaths have created a vibrant, new West Coast Celtic sound. The Irish Herald says with The Syncopaths, “the possibilities are endless, such is the skill of the players.”
Brought together by bluegrass fiddler extraordinaire Richard Greene, The Syncopaths feature Ryan McKasson on fiddle, Jeff Spero on keyboard, Christa Burch on bodhran and vocals, and Bill Flores on mandolin and banjo. Ryan, the 1996 U.S. National Scottish fiddle champion, is both a noted classical musician and in high demand with his other band, The McKassons. Christa is a noted southern California celtic drummer and singer who has frequently peformed with Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish fiddlers. Well known as one of the west coast’s premiere contradance pianists, Jeff's energetic, creative style at the keyboard provides the driving power in the Syncopaths’ engine. Bill, who plays everything from dobro to saxophone in addition to mandolin and banjo, has performed or recorded with notable artists such as Bob Dylan and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Recorded live at contradances in Los Angeles, Brentwood, and Pasadena, California, "Rough Around The Edges" explodes with excitement! FolkWorks writes "Rough Around The Edges," “delivers a rich, full sound that demands you get up and tap your feet." Looking for a fresh take on Celtic music? The Syncopaths' "Rough Around The Edges" offers it up... and more!