ETHEL ETHEL

Musically omnivorous, prolific, and passionate, this band of four world-class, Juilliard-trained composer/musicians includes: Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Mary Rowell (violin). Performing self-composed works as well as works by notable contemporary composers: Don Byron, Mary Ellen Childs, Pamela Z, Marcelo Zarvos, John King, Phil Kline and others, ETHEL incorporates rock, blues, classical, jazz and other popular genres to create a sound that defies categorization. Described as “the fiercest string quartet this side of hell,” and “the most bad-ass quartet around,” ETHEL has at one time shared the stage with pop/rock icons Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Members of ETHEL have recorded/performed with some of today’s most compelling artists: Sheryl Crow, Gorillaz, Roger Daltrey, Yo Yo Ma, Ornette Coleman, Lenny Kravitz, Jill Sobule, Thomas Dolby, and Gutbucket. Their recent CD release LIGHT on Cantaloupe Records was selected as # 3 on Amazon.com’s “Best of 2006: Top Classical Editor’s Picks.” In addition to TRUCK STOP, ETHEL’s 10th anniversary season includes the 2nd Annual IN THE HOUSE OF ETHEL: SOLSTICE concert at NYC’s Winter Garden and the 2nd Annual ETHEL FAIR, an evening at New York’s Symphony Space in celebration of ETHEL’s decade of commissioned works, composers, and collaborations featuring special guest artists.


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Heavy

Innova Recordings
2012

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Album Light by ETHEL

Light

Cantaloupe Music
2006

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Album Ethel by ETHEL

Ethel

Cantaloupe Music
2004

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ETHEL

Cantaloupe Music
2003

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