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Portrait of Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)

Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)

About Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)

Lexington, MA

Somebody’s Sister – Ken Selcer and Jill Stein (2002 Mass. Green Party candidate for Governor) – traverse the musical map with infectious melodies, unstoppable rhythms and inspired visions. They sooth the spirit, rock the house and melt into bluesy grooves, while pondering dilemmas of the day – from the personal to global and back. It's a unique uplifting sound that comes through both in their riveting live performances and on disc. Circuits to the Sun, their 4th CD, charted on radio stations around the country, is a transcendent romp from holy rollers going solar, to democracy campaigners in search the American Dream, and crusaders dancing wild.

Ken and Jill’s performances and albums over the past 15 years (Somebody's Sister, Green Sky, Circuits to the Sun, Flashpoint and Ken’s solo CD Breaking the Glass), have secured them a loyal fan base and a solid spot on the New England folk rock circuit. They are a frequent presence in earth day, peace, justice and climate action events. Somebody's Sister was a semi-finalist in national publication MUSICIAN MAGAZINE's best unsigned bands of 1996 & 1998

Past venues(solo and together) have included Harper’s Ferry, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival(1993 co-winner of the Artist's Showcase), the Boston Hatch Shell, The Burren, Ryles, Club Passim, Johnny D's, Yankee Homecoming Festival, Foxboro Stadium-Earth Day, All Asia, The Peace Abbey, The House of Blues, The Middle East, All Asia, Sally O’Brien’s, Smithwick's, HMV stage, The Hard Rock Cafe, The Peace Abbey- - not to mention just about every coffeehouse in the Boston area! They’ve shared the stage with Emma’s Revolution, Magpie, Geoff Bartley, Dean Stevens, Entrain, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Greg Greenway, Laurie Sargent, David Mallett, Sam Hooper, Merrie Amsterburg, Joel Cage & Laurie Geltman among others

Stein and Selcer are a magical combination. Stein's riveting voice evokes the ethereal Jane Siberry & Edie Brickell, with the vibrancy of Sheryl Crow. Her conga playing combines her own style with rhythms from the world over She is a Harvard Medical School graduate, a sought after speaker on grass roots politics, environment and social justice, a part time physician and mother of two. Selcer is at equally at home on solo acoustic guitar as he is with a band. He has performed everywhere as a solo singer/songwriter honing his songs and solo performing on the vital New England acoustic scene. He’s also led bands from duos to 6 piece led by his mesmerizing guitar & intimate vocals. He is a Berklee College of Music alum who owns and runs Selcer Sound and Graphics, a full service music sound and graphics company, and teaches music. With the rest of the band, they paint compelling vignettes & visions exploring life's complexities and wonders

"We do so enjoy the music. We've given two of our favorite CDs away, and need to restock. 1 day without Ken and Jill music is just missing something! Hope to see you soon...." - Lois & Denis, fans in Massachusetts

"Somebody's Sister - Their songs are great, their voices magnificent and their music is philosophically uplifting, thoroughly enjoyable and fantastically crafted. I keep playing their 4 CD's, Flashpoint, Somebody's Sister, Green Sky and Circuits to the Sun and with each time a new layer of beauty manifests itself. Definitely in the 'must have, must listen' category!!!" - Stavros Moschopoulos - United Nations FAO CAS

"Clear songwriting and a loose, spirited feel have made this album the victim of my 'replay' button. Somebody's Sister is something else!" - Vance Gilbert, recording artis

"The music of Somebody's Sister will send shivers down your spine and fill your soul with joy. Jill's voice can only be described as intoxicating, and Ken's lead guitar playing adds to each song sheer beauty .... It doen't get any better than this folks." - Driftwood Coffeehouse, Hyannis, MA

"Their rich harmonies--driven by Stein's silky voice--and smart, politically aware songwriting make them one of the area's most likely to succeed acts." - The Worcester Phoeni

"Absolutely one of the best CDs we've heard in a long time." - Worcester Magazin

". . .They really know how to wake people up and get them dancing!" - WERS-FM, Boston

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Portrait of Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)
Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer)