You may have noticed that on my concert schedule there are a number of dates that are listed as “Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry”. Many of you have asked what this show is all about so we’ve created this page to give you an idea!
A few years ago I volunteered at my daughter’s school on “career day”. I spoke to the students about my career in music and a discussion began about music and how it changes over generations. I pointed out that there was some music that we ALL knew, despite the generation gaps. Sure enough, the young student knew all of the Americana gems I had mentioned – the same songs that I had just played for people in their 80’s and 90’s at a retirement home the week prior!
When I got home, I got to thinking: there is a lot of beautiful music that, over generations, has become woven into the fabric of American culture. From the Civil War to the Gold Rush to the great wave of immigration during the first half of the Twentieth Century, these songs chronicle journeys, hardships, and loves won and lost, all while celebrating the beauty and majesty of America. With this project, Kate MacLeod (vocals/guitar/fiddle), Stephanie Winters (cello) and I (piano/vocals) perform fresh and innovative arrangements of precious American gems that are interwoven with new music and the stories that inspired them. “These are melodies (that) suggest a hand of comfort and connection from past to present.” -Music Road
- Robin Spielberg: piano, vocals
- Kate MacLeod: vocals, guitar, fiddle
- Megan Knapp: cello, hand percussion
Click on the album below to preview some of the songs! Check out samples from the show on YouTube here.
For high resolution photos, tech rider, booking information and more videos and mp3 samples, click here.