Alice and Larry Spatz perform throughout the Northeast, appearing on television, radio, at folk festivals, in concert and at clubs, schools and colleges. Active folk musicians since the 1960s, they have performed internationally and recorded several albums and tapes as soloists and with other performers. They may play as many as eight instruments during a performance, including double bass, autoharp, psaltery, guitar, mountain dulcimer, recorder, banjo, and percussion. Their appeal is wide, from audiences of pre-schoolers to senior citizens. As members of the folk trio October Mountain, along with Anson Olds, they appeared monthly on a live radio show broadcast on WAMC, “The Northeast Folk Festival.” Alice has recorded as a vocalist and bassist with Cindy Mangsen and Bernice Lewis.
Jared Polens plays hammer dulcimer solo and with others throughout the Northeast. He was a member of the contradance band, Southwind, and also sings with the a capella vocal quartet Northern Spy which has opened for Maura O’Connell and Tom Paxton. Jared has recorded as a vocalist with Alouette Iselin of Nelson, NH and with Ed Kohn of Windsor, MA. For several years he organized weekly music nights on the summit of Mount Greylock and he has frequently performed at the Acoustic Brew in Williamstown, MA.
…tasty arrangements for guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, psaltery and bass, seasoned with some fine harmony singing…
– Sing Out!
…crystalline clarity of a chamber ensemble…complex, downright acrobatic three-part harmonies.
– The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA