EPK

BIO
 

 

 

Origin:  Bloomingdale, MI

 

Genres:  Original Progressive Acoustic, Folk-Rock, Fusion Folk, Impressionistic Acoustic

 

Years Active:  Early 1980s - Present

 

Website: fusionfolk.com

Jane Sytek- vocals, various flutes, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer
Rick Davies-vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, tabla drums and percussion

MUSIC
REVIEW
 

 

 

"The flute runs like blood through the veins of this CD, giving it a tight and thematic sound." ~ Indie Music

RIYL – Recommended If You Like
 

 

Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens

QUOTES
 

 

 

"...Their opening song was a slow yet vivacious tune incorporating jazz, funk and folk into the mixture of flute and guitar...the songs seemed more like poetry with a great beat...some lyrics heart wrenching and some making me think about life...Sytek and Davies stand apart from the mundane, unoriginal performances many artists present...Hints of Irish, African, Asian and Mexican music reveal themselves throughout their various songs, with each song in a world by itself...unique, mesmerizing and enjoyable.....it sent chills down my arms despite the warm fire crackling behind me...." ~Danielle Behrle, Forth Estate, University of WI Green Bay

"Thank you so much for an outstanding performance. It was a very well received noon-time show. You exposed our students to music that is both a part of our history and still very viable in today's music industry. You were both so easy to work with. ...it was a pleasure working with you."  ~ Holly McKee, DSA Kellogg Cmty College, MI

"Sytek and Davies are a top notch duo...a sensational performance! For those who missed this fabulous performance, I can only say don't make the same mistake if you get another chance to see them. If I were a king, these troubadours would be welcome at my castle anytime. " ~ Jim Pappas III, McKendree College Review, IL

"I enjoyed the CD with its original music, and wish you lots of success in the future...keep on with the great acoustic approach!" Ian Anderson

 

"You guys were awesome! People here are still talking about you!...Your music and your spirit touch people in beautiful ways." Dr. Kim Armstrong, Black Hawk College, IL

"A thoroughly enjoyable listening experience." Fred Stella, WYCE Radio, MI

"Major Players in the New Acoustic Music marketplace." Metro Times East

"A diverse collection of original songs combining Folk, Classical, Jazz and World Music..." River Sage Coffeehouse and Dinner Theatre, Colorado

"Rich heartfelt vocals...these songs have the feel and stateliness of centuries-old folk classics. " Music Paper Magazine, New York

"Your show has become a yearly tradition" Hillsdale College, MI

"...Could be a Hit." Noisy Fans of America Rock Review

"Sytek and Davies give an entertaining performance that is hard to equal." Campus Activities Today (CAT)

"A splendid evening of music" Ferris State College, MI

"Utterly captivating mythological symbolism...excellent and unique acoustic music." Glen Rowe, Toronto Promoter

"An inane sense of humor...a certain magic." Big Rapids Pioneer, MI

"Poetry put to music..." Lansing State Journal, MI

PARTIAL LIST OF PAST SHOWS

A Select List of Past Campus and Club/Coffeehouse Concerts/Lectures of Sytek and Davies

Michigan Warbler Festival, Roscommon MI 2002

University of Wisconsin/Green Bay WI

Magdalena's Tea House, Lansing MI

Abraham Baldwin College (ABAC) Tifton GA

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah GA

Olivet College Student Orientation 2002

Ancilla College, IN

APCA College Convention Showcase, Jacksonville Fl March 2002

BlackHawk College, Moline IL

Cacti Arts Council, NE

Knox College, IL

Humber College, Ontario Canada

Muskegon Community College, MI

Town Gazebo, Roscommon MI

Michigan Tech University, MI

Eureka College, Il

Michigan Statewide CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) children's rights group, Advocacy Lecture

University of Michigan, MI

Valparaiso University, IN

University of Wisconsin/Madison, WI

River Sage, CO

University of Nebraska/Omaha, NE

Washtenaw Community College, MI

St Mary's College, MI

Mankato State University, MN

Amway Grand, Grand Rapids MI

McKendree College, IL Lecture and Concert

Hillsdale College, MI

Schoolcraft College, MI

Oakton Community College, IL

Peninsular Club, Grand Rapids MI

Shooting Star Cafe, MI

Mercy College, MI

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Binsfeld's Commission on Children, Child Advocacy Testimony

University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign, IL

Olivet College, MI

Bay De Noc Community College, MI

Delta Friends of Folk, MI

Detroit Freepress Michigander (bicycle event), MI

Ferris State College, MI

Senator Berryman's Task Force on Children, Child Advocacy Testimony

Butler University, IN

Kalamazoo Valley Comunity College, MI

Eastern Michigan University, MI

Milwaukee Area Tech College, WI

Shaman's Bluff Coffeehouse, Big Rapids MI

Rio Grande Community College, OH

Kellogg Community College, MI, Music Class Lecture and Concert

Alpena Community College, MI

Concordia College, MI

Alma College, MI

Michigan State University, MI

Indian Cuisine Restaurant, MI

Shrine at the Lake, Los Angeles CA

University of Minnesota/Duluth, MN

Michigan Technological University, MI

Delta College, MI

Northwest Michigan College, MI

Hope College, MI

Holland Area Arts Council, MI

Madison Area Technical Institute, WI

Cabbage Shed, Alberta MI

Paw Paw Days (sponsored by Wechter Guitars), MI

C.S. Mott Community College, MI

Grace Children's Hospital/Haiti Benefit, MI

Boone's Long Lake Inn, Interlochen MI

....and many more, ...RD