Saturday, September 26, 2015
Past Hands Around Clear Lake events have featured some amazing musical artists, as well as dance performances, speeches, blessings, spoken word, and more!
If you would like to schedule a performance, let us know!
Past HACL artists have included:
~Without a Net
~The Human Revolution
See below for band bios, as well as photos/videos of our performers in action at past HACL events and elsewhere!
Lake county's own Righteous Vibrations is a mystic/folk/world/reggae tribal musical experience, featuring home-grown content and covers of great contemporary conscious music that celebrates Love, Life and the Resilience of the Human Soul. "The Vibe Tribe" is an ever-expanding collective of multi-talented musicians, including Ian (Brother En) Alderman, Chris Clark, Kurt McKelvey, Nils Palsson, Aaron Marujo, Sasha Thomas, Jesse Castillo, Lonnie Caldwell, and countless others. Love Vibration music that gets people dancing!
Without a Net
Without A Net is a Rock N Roll Band that always gets everyone dancing. They play vintage rock, reggae, world music, , Latin and originals....
Heidi Morgan - vocals, keyboards, and organ - Heidi has spent a lot of time singing with vocal jazz groups and madrigal groups including The Northern California Chamber Chorales and The Wine Country Chamber Singers. She learned cello and clarinet. and then moved to piano. She's also directed children's choirs and the Carle High School choir. She now applies all that formal training to rocking out....
Bill Bordisso - vocals, accordion, banjo, saxophone, percussion, and guitar. Bill's parents forced him to play accordion at age 8. In high school, he was contacted by a folk group who needed a banjo player. Bill quickly learned the banjo and joined The Roadside Four. In college, Bill played in several bands including: Sweet Pickins, The Brementown Musicians, Vocal Point, and the acapella group Under the Influence. Bill moved to Lake County in the 1980's and joined More than Meets the Ear, a four part harmony vocal quartet. He is currently in 3 bands, Blue Collar, EarReverance, and Without A Net. He also has been in several musical productions including: Tommy and the lead in Charley Brown. His love for children and music combines on a weekly basis when he teaches kids guitar through the “Little Kids Rock” program.
Art Frazee - Vocals and Lead Guitar. A founding member of Without A Net, Art started playing cello, trombone, and guitar at age 9. At 10, after he broke both the cello and trombone,and focused his energy on guitar. Art played guitar in his high school jazz band. He later played in a Grateful Dead cover band and in a blues rock band in the 80’s called Crossfire. He studied music theory in college. Art has done lots of solo acoustic performing and has played in and directed music in church. He has performed in several musical productions including playig the lead role in The Who's Tommy.
Herb Gura - Vocals, Drums, Percussion Songwriting- In 6th grade in Queens New York, Mr. Parness, the band teacher tested everyone for musical talent and determined that Herb had some. As a result, in 7th grade, at age 12, Herb played drums in the Jr. High School 67 band. By 15, Herb joined the rock band the Swa-Rays. The late Tony Capobianco, lead guitarist of the Swa-Rays, taught Herb a few guitar chords, which inspired him to take group lessons at the local YMHA. After getting his first guitar for trading, Herb began wriiting songs and has not stopped to this day. In 1970's Marin. Herb formed a vocal comedy group called Duck Soup and performed regularly at the legendary Sleeping Lady Cafe in Fairfax. Herb is a world traveler, who hitchiked through Mexico with a guitarita in a woven bolsa and jammed with Mecxican street musician and mariachi bands on Mexican trains and around Oaxaca. A long time Lake County resident, , hesang with More than Meets the Ear and sits in with musicians whenever there is a need for a drummer, percussionist, or vocalist.
Bill MacDougall - Vocals and Bass - Bill began playing guitar in the 6th grade and played in his first rock band during 7th and 8th grade. Other interests took a priority through high school and college, but he picked up the guitar again when he started teaching in Southern Humboldt in the 80’s. Bill played constantly with his students who were playing heavy metal music and his friends who played folk, country, reggae and rock music. Upon moving to Lake County, Bill played in a Rock Band consisting of other teachers aptly named C+. He met Bill and Herb when More Than Meets the Ear wanted a bass player. Bill learned the bass guitar and formed a rock and roll band name Lefty. He also began teaching music at Carle‘ High School. Surrounded by song writers, Bill began songwriting at that time. While at Carle, he met Art Frazee whose step daughter was one of Bill’s students. Art helped Bill improve his bass skills and they decided to form the band Without A Net. Bill currently also plays bass in the “twisty newgrass band,” Blue Collar.
Blue Collar is another legendary local band comprised of Carl Stewart, Clovice Lewis, Bill Bordisso, Sue Condit and Bill MacDougall, all veteran musicians with varied backgrounds. They come together to form an acoustic bluegrassy sound that everyone really enjoys.
What is Hands Around Clear Lake?
Hands Around Clear Lake is a FREE grassroots festival and healing ceremony for us all, held yearly on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake, the oldest lake in North America, the largest lake in California, and
the lifeblood of our community here in Lake County.
This is a free event for all peoples.
Call or email to get involved!
Join us for the 5th Annual Hands Around Clear Lake
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