2014-2016 Arts On Tour Roster
American roots music
$1,200 - $2,500
Artists and Activities
Arvid Smith and Lee Hunter are Tammerlin. These classically trained musicians are musical alchemists. In concert, they present their unique interpretations of traditional Appalachian and European folk songs, as well as their own compositions inspired by these styles, seasoned with background and humor. With their finely crafted songs and inspired arrangements of traditional tunes from both sides of the Atlantic, their music is a joyous collision of down-home, back-porch simplicity and world beat vibes. The centerpiece is always the story, stories that connect us all to each other, to our past, to our present, and which speak to the future. The Daytona Beach News Journal said of their fourth CD, One Kind Favor, “Tammerlin has done folk and roots music one kind favor with their new work” and Dirty Linen Magazine has described the duo as “captivating” and “one of the best kept secrets in America.”
Tammerlin tours throughout the US and has performed at Piccolo Spoleto, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Smithsonian Institute, Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts, the Swallow Hill Music Association, and many other concert series and venues. They are regular performers at Florida music festivals including Suwannee Springfest , the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, the Greater Good Music and Art Festival, the Will McLean Festival, the Florida Folk Festival, and the prestigious 30A Songwriters Festival. Their six CD releases have received critical acclaim in the US and Europe, and their music is played regularly on radio in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
In addition to concerts, Tammerlin offers informative workshops/performances at schools and festivals. These workshops, presented to groups from pre-K through college, have proven quite successful, appreciated by parents and educators, and enthusiastically received by students. Arvid and Lee emphasize the value of music and stories in helping us to understand and appreciate one another, our history and culture. They encourage participants to express their own stories. In their sixteen years on the Florida Arts on Tour roster, they have performed for over 12,000 elementary and secondary school students in counties around the state. Tammerlin’s presentations are suitable for small settings or for large gatherings, and can address specific areas of the curriculum as needed.
Available for Tour
Old Roads/ New Turns
Folk songs in our culture.
A beautiful and unusual holiday program of ancient and modern carols, poems, readings, and songs to fit the season.
Civil War and Seafaring Songs
A program of songs from the Civil War period, readings and seafaring songs both traditional and contemporary.