Flying Salvias

They call their music "Ameri-kinda." Thoughtful chaos is fostered, genre boundaries are ignored, humor is embraced, and talent abounds, whether performing as a duo or with their band, The Flying Salvias Orkestra. Henry is well known for his expressive piano style and impressive chops, and Kathleen's voice is full of heartfelt emotional appeal whether crooning, belting, or just singing a story.

As to songwriting, their lyrics contemplate the mystery of creation, riff on Shakespeare, visit a friend in jail, compare misguided love with chameleon car paint, or swing from depression and doubt to simple joy; all while wrapped in the rhythms of beatnik jazz, swing, rock, country, folk, rhumba, samba, or whatever groove they deem appropriate at the time. This refusal to linger long in any one musical lane also holds true of the cover tune detours The Flying Salvias occasionally take.  This is Ameri-kinda!   

They have 2 CDs to their credit, with a third in progress. They are famous for their tune, "Brick by Brick", featured on the Lego Island video game. In addition to Henry on keys and vocals, and Kathleen on vocals and acoustic guitar, the full band features David Phillips on pedal steel, John Pearson on percussion, Ken Owen on drums, and Dave Golia on bass.

Over the years, Houston Jones, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Emmylou Harris, Big Lou's Dance Party, Peter Rowan, Joe Cocker, Barbara Morrison, Tom Waits, Denny Laine, and Metallica have all had the pleasure of working with one or more of The Flying Salvias.

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