We had an incredible time earlier this month with legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. Many thanks to a gracious, grooving gentleman, who gave our new CD 44070 an amazing review. We count ourselves lucky to have had the opportunity to play in studio with … [Read More...]
Dr. Lonnie Smith says "I love Occidental Gypsy’s new CD 44070. The compositions and arrangements are uniquely creative. They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out."
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David Bromberg says "... great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, with high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band."
LA Times says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music. Occidental Gypsy’s rhythm section, usually driven by the surging rhythm guitar of Brett Feldman, hit one irresistible rhythmic groove after another, “hot” was the best applicable adjective.
Boston Globe calls Occidental Gypsy a "Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment."
Brett, Jeremy and David Grisman at Rhythm and Roots Festival, RI ~ Brett and Eli with Brad Paisley in Boston More Band Photos From Summer 2016 … [Read More...]
Review: OG’s Unique Sound Captivates Black Box Crowd 8/20/2016 "...Brett Feldman who proved to be not only a most gifted guitarist but also a keen wit, joked with the audience before turning to guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Frantz for a … [Read More...]
We just wanted to thank all of you for coming out and giving the quality love for our shows this past week. As always, you guys were enthusiastic and warm, and three out of our four weekend gigs happened to be listed in Downbeat's Top 100 Jazz … [Read More...]
L.A. Times says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music.”
Chicago Tribune says “celebrates the optimistic spirit that made Reinhardt-Grappelli an antidote to the tough times of pre-World War II Europe (and beyond)… the music-making – proved carefully considered and nimbly delivered."
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Lineup: Brett Feldman: lead guitar, composer, co-arranger Eli Bishop: all strings, co-arranger Jeremy Frantz: lead vocals & rhythm guitar Jeff Feldman: bass Jon Chapman: percussion One … [more]
2/25/2017, Bristol's Stone Church Coffeehouse, Bristol, Rhode Island SOLD OUT 3/11/2017, The Sounding Board, West Hartford, Connecticut 6/4/2017, Herndon Festival, Herndon, … More Tour Dates