Lloyd Halverson [USA]

Sam 19.9.2015 - 21:00
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Singer/Songwriter

Lloyd kommt aus West Virginia und ist ein Meister klassischer Singer/Songwriter Musik – seine eigenen Songs erinnern an grosse 60s Vorbilder, gern spielt er aber auch Klassiker des Genres – auf die ihm eigene Art (als Linkshänder mit selbst angelerntem Gitarrenstil & fingerpicking). Lloyd lebte einige Jahre in Wien und kommt nun nach einem längeren US Aufenthalt wieder einmal auf Besuch.

Lloyd Halverson comes from the Appalachian region of West Virginia, USA. His ancestors were of the Cherokee Nation and European/American. Their music was about telling stories of the past and present social conditions. The tradition of folk-stories was the means by which new generations were educated.
As a result of his background in this folk-lure, Lloyd became a singer/songwriter, telling stories of the social condition through song.
Lloyd spent his teenage years living in the Washington, D.C. area of America, and performed in many of the venues in Washington, such as “The Birchmere, Mr. Henry’s and The Kennedy Center”. At the age of nineteen he moved to New York City and worked in the entertainment business as a sound technician on film, Television, recording studios, Broadway musicals, and producing other musical artist’s recordings.
Lloyd has written and produced several recordings of his own songs, the latest entitled “Walk Softly and Carry a Big Guitar”. After several years writing and preforming in New York City in such venues as “Folk City, The Other End, The Lone Star Café” (venues where contemporary artists such as Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and many others began their careers), Lloyd came to Europe to continue a wider performance base and open the hearts and minds of the European audience to his music and expand his own horizons.
Lloyd has made several tours of Europe since 1986, performing at major festivals and venues, (“The Cambridge Folk Festival, England, Lijubljana International Folk Festival, Slovenia, The Donauinsel Festival/ Vienna/ Austria, and The Metropol Vienna/ Austria), as well as many others.
Lloyd has returned to Europe in 2010 to reconnect with the surging singer/songwriter scene and engage in extensive performance. He is also collaborating with other musicians and working on a CD of new compositions.

Lloyd Halverson [USA] – voc, g, harp

Mehr: www.facebook.com/lloyd.halverson
Videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4kUpJwjGpA, www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw6MPWdoiH4

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