Neil Hendry: Steel String, Nylon String, and Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar
Tim Posgate: 5-String Banjo, Gourd Banjo
William Lamoureux: Violin, Viola, Guitar, Bass
Ravi Naimpally: Tabla, Dumbek, Udu, Percussion
Samidha Joglekar: Vocals (6)
Andrew Jin-Kyo: Violin II (2, 4, 6)
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh: Viola (2, 4, 6)
Jillian Saurteig: Cello (2, 4, 6)
So Long Seven is a delicious mix of jazz, classical, blues, folk, and music from around the world: a funky, relentless force and an atmospheric cornucopia of sound. Nestled in the rhythmic pocket of renowned tabla player Ravi Naimpally, guitarist Neil Hendry, violinist William Lamoureux, and banjoist Tim Posgate create an aural space without boundaries. This highly skilled quartet references many global traditions – from India, Europe, Africa, and the Americas – constructing a unique and cohesive cultural bridge.
So Long Seven has performed at Canada’s top global music venue, Small World Music, and regularly plays concerts at clubs across the country. From a tour of Vancouver Island, to appearances at Victoria Jazz Festival and Ontario’s Hillside Music Festival and Sunfest, the band is truly a national force. The group has also performed internationally, with multiple concerts across Europe.
On So Long Seven’s latest recording, frogs, elephants, stars and the work of indigenous modernist painter Kenojuak Ashevak all act as inspiration for new pieces. Produced by violinist William Lamoureux, it includes original compositions, as well as his arrangements for string quartet. The song Mara features the exceptional Hindustani vocalist Samidha Joglekar, who frequently collaborates with the band in concert and on record. only elephants know her name explores expansive new musical territory, and is a joyful salve for our complex times.
Release Date: Friday, September 30th 2022