“Moira Smiley and VOCO make some of the most captivating music you’ll hear from some of the sparest ingredients. The harmonies’ effect on traditional songs and Smiley’s trad-based originals is haunting and chilling one minute, lively and fun the next.” - Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal
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“They are vocal chameleons, by turns seductive, comforting, dissonant, playful, keening, exuberant. They have the finesse and discipline of classically trained musicians, but they’re also inventive, with a renegade streak that takes all musical genres as fair game. Most of all, they sing with heart.” – Margaret Shepard, 14850 Magazine
Hello! It’s softest green and birdsong here in Vermont. I’ve enjoyed landing here into family and new beginnings. Next week I begin 3 months of musical travels. A month in my beloved California, a month around the U.S. and Canada, then to the Skaramagas Refugee Camp in Greece to volunteer and teach. I’ll be with VOCO, Jayme Stone’s Folklife, The...
Music for YOU this & next week in MI,IL,WI,MN,IA,NJ,NY,CT,VT,MA Hello there! Tour these next two weeks to MI,IL,WI,MN,IA,NJ,NY,CT,VT and MA! (and on into 2017) Last night the Folklife Project began our CD Release Tour! Led by my friend, the ‘Yo Yo Ma of the banjo’, Jayme Stone, this tour’s concerts feature the twelve new songs – musical heirlooms – from our...
Finally, footage from our last reunion concert in Bloomington, Indiana, filmed by the ever-talented Dan Furst! We'll be posting a few videos including the original "Famine Song" which is now being sung by choirs all over the world. Keep your eyes pealed!
Hello VOCO friends! I haven't posted here for a while! I wanted to tell you that if you love beautiful harmony singing, please listen to my new record with Jayme Stone's Folklife. It's out in one week, but we're doing a crazy 10 state tour in the next 15 days, and I would LOVE to see some of my fellow crazy-for-harmony-singing friends - YOU - on the way!! I just wrote an email about it, put the dates on my blog at www.moirasmiley.com and...here's some video of this project! ... See MoreSee Less