Mikey Pauker: Vocals, Guitar
Mikey Pauker is an emerging Folk Music artist hailing from Los Angeles, California. Mikey’s musical sensibility has a global feel, and he names as his musical inﬂuences, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne, Dan Nichols, Julie Silver, Debbie Friedman and Fleet Foxes. In the spring of 2010 Mikey released, “Mikey Pauker Sim Shalom,” produced by Troy Dexter (Julie Silver, Craig Taubman, Debbie Friedman). In the spring of 2011, Mikey released “Mikey Pauker & The JoyMachine,” a soulful collection of songs produced by Evan Vidar, recorded live with a few over dubs. Following this release, Mikey and his band embarked on a west coast tour, gigging at premiere venues including The Mint in Los Angeles and Hotel Utah in San Francisco. Mikey has shared the stage with: Local Natives, Matisyahu, Union Line, Voxhual Broadcast, Trevor Hall, Matthew Santos, Marc B, Micah Brown, Jason Feddy, Fools Gold, Joe Firstman and Common Sense, among others. Mikey is a gifted experiential educator who uses music to engage with people of all ages. He has worked and played extensively within the Jewish community at camps, festivals and retreats and is breaking the boundaries of traditional Jewish music with his liturgically inspired, spiritual repertoire. Please check out Mikey’s music and updated information at mikeypauker.com.
Elizabeth Joy: Vocals, Accordion
Elizabeth Joy Guilliams is a happy creature with a big gooshy heart. She’s been performing as a vocalist for a long time, too long to tell you and keep all her secrets. She was given an accordion to play and has since incorporated it into several fun acts. Liz has toured around the US and Central America as a musician, singer, dancer, circus stunt lady and recording engineer. She likes to dance salsa and likes long floats in the Caribbean. She also teaches metaphysics to kids and meditates with big kids on the regular.
David Resnick: Percussion
David Resnick is a percussionist with a flare for the wild. He’ll play on anything that makes a sound, from hand drums to electronic pads to beatboxing. David has performed with more than 30 groups, including Molly Zenobia, The Beams, Skazeltov!, Joan Tower’s percussion ensemble, and the Woodstock Gamelan Ensemble. He has also played for numerous dance classes at Merce Cunningham Studio and Bard College. As a composer, David wrote two seasons of music for Road Rules (MTV), scored The Overnight (film), and has had commissions with Ariel Rivka Dance and York Dance Works. David has a M.S. in Arts Computation Engineering from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Composition from Bard College.