The Night Eagle Cafe
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Armor and Sturtevant

Armor and Sturtevant
For the past 5 years Armor and Sturtevant have been playing a hybrid of East African traditional, American old-timey, and their own original music on a plethora of instruments at folk festivals, concerts, coffeehouses, churches, and schools. They come by their unique sound honestly. Kelly Armor studied flute and composition at Yale before spending 2-1/2 years in Kenya and Tanzania. There she lived with the native people and collected their songs, folklore, and instruments. David Sturtevant grew up listening to and accompanying the fiddle playing of his father. Dave's songs reflect his old- time roots and his lifetime of living along the Great Lakes. In 1993 he was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest. His songs have been covered by John Kirk, Dan Duggan, Neil & Leandra, and Sue Trainor. Their second CD, You Dance LIke You Drive, is currently receiving airplay on folk programs nationally.

"You Dance Like You Drive" is a warm, breezy listen, with a refreshing sound, thanks to the unusual commingling of Armor's flutes and Sturtevant's guitar. Add in fiddle, accordion, mandolin, pennywhistle, and kalimba and you've got an eclectic but winning blend that's more welcome than coffee in the morning. And, when they wrap their voices around each other for some heavenly harmonies, Armor and Sturtevant can send you soaring." (Erie Daily Times)