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Episode 03 - Gipsy Moon





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Listen in to this intimate back stage interview with Gipsy Moon. You will hear from the band gems and jokes along the way. This extremely talented band is led by mandolin player Silas Herman on mandolin and Makenzie Page on guitar and vocals with Matt Cantor on the bass and Andrew Connley on the cello for extra flavor. In this episode, you will learn about life on the road as a touring musician and what it takes to step on stage night after night.
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Listen in to this intimate backstage interview with Gipsy Moon. You will hear from the band gems and jokes along the way. This extremely talented band is led by mandolin player Silas Herman on mandolin and Makenzie Page on guitar and vocals with Matt Cantor on the bass and Andrew Connley on the cello for extra flavor. Some band members have been on stage since they were children, even before they could play an instrument while others didn't take the stage until becoming an adult. During this episode, you will hear a hilarious first concert story that is just epic! This band and its members are young and their talent will shine for years to come. Enjoy this episode of the Freio Music Podcast with Gipsy Moon!
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Hello, my name is Silas Herman and I play the mandolin for Gipsy Moon.  My name is Matt [Cantor] and I play the bass. My name is Makenzie Page I sing, play the guitar and tenor banjo. I am Andrew Connley.

Where did you guys meet and how did you decide what instruments were going to be in the band?

Silas - Well we have been through a lot.  The arrangement of the band now is a little different than it first began.  We started a band about two years ago, and we started with a different band member then.  We have been through a couple of things But this current arrangement is what has felt the most natural and right.  As far as choosing the instruments we all have our own musical background, so we have brought them together to turn it into something

Matt - I think the most interesting thing… well, it's all fairly standard.  Except for the tenor banjo, it is a little different. I think the cello is probably the [instrument] that catches people’s attention the most, as being kind of different.  So I guess we could have Andrew answer why he decided to play the cello.

Andrew - Alright.  Before that though I met these guys at RockyGrass, the best festival in the world man, that festival changed my life.  I met Silas, and Makenzie up there and then Matt later. I used to play mandolin, and the mandolin is just a fuckin awesome instrument.  There are a lot of incredible Mandolin players out there, like Silas, he is fuckin incredible dude. It takes a lot of dedication to push yourself outside that pack.  Crooked Still I was influenced by them in a way. Someone introduced me to them. That pretty much changed the game. I was like oh, wow… You can actually do that with that instrument, that’s a cool possibility.  It is basically a big fiddle. For violins or fiddles, the opposite equivalent for that, the more for informal variation. For cello, there really isn’t a word for that. There is no reason why that is. I saw a lot of mandolin players.  There were not a lot of cello players that were pushing outside of that box. So it seemed like a really good play for life to focus on that.

So were you guys exposed to music from a young age?  Or what inspired you to pursue being a musician.

Silas - I definitely grew up around a lot of music.  My dad actually played in a band, Leftover Salmon, for over 25 years now. So he was on the road a lot of the time when I was growing up.  So I was always surrounded by acoustic sort of bluegrass music of that influence.