An original progressive acoustic band based on the original collaborations of Evo Bluestein and Hans York. Lyquid Amber in its full complement includes the incredibly talented Eva Scow (viola, violin, mandolin), Kevin Hill (bass), Dusty Brough (guitar), John Martin III (percussion, vocal) and vocalist Karen Marguth.
Evo Bluestein employs a myriad of banjo tunings, traditional and original, to compose funky and quirky new music. In the 1970s, he started The Roundtown Boys Oldtime Stringband, and, in the 1980s, he founded Bad Boys Zydeco. He grew up as a member of the Bluestein Family Stringband and has toured throughout the U.S and abroad.
Hans York is a master of DADGAD guitar--a tuning that produces unique harmonies and voicings. As a classically-trained musician, who grew up in Germany, Hannsjoerg studied jazz, rock, and world music traditions. Living in Brazil added to his repertoire of musical styles and rhythms. In addition to composing, Hans is a noted producer and arranger.
Before graduating from high school, Eva Scow began making a name for herself. Besides performing with Lyquid Amber, she can be heard on David Grisman’s latest “Tone Poets” cd or performing Brazilian jazz with Mike Marshall or guitarist Anthony Wilson (Diana Krall).
Jazz bassist Kevin Hill, was born in Texas and grew up in China and West Africa. He began performing at age 12 and has been playing bass since age 16. Kevin studied jazz and contemporary music at The New School in New York. He played in several bands in New York and California.
Dusty Brough and John Martin III come from a Nuevo Flamenco background with the group Cerro Negro.