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Lincoln & Sheri Bauer-Mayorga: Bio

Both Sheri and Lincoln have devoted their lives to pursuing the many Muses of American Music. Their 2007 recording, "AMERICAN SNAPSHOTS: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN SONG," and their programs for all ages, present the musical lowdown on the uptown, the downtown, and the high lonesome sound.

LA session man Lincoln Mayorga, has provided the piano accompaniment for the hit songs, "The Rose," "Loveletters," "Twenty- Six Miles," the soundtracks of "Harold and Maude," "The Competition," and "Chinatown." He was the orchestral pianist for "Little House on the Prairie," and Walt Disney Studios, and the pianist/arranger for The Four Preps, Phil Ochs, Ketty Lester, The Piltdown Men, Mel Torme, Marni Nixon, Frank Zappa, and many others. Currently he is a pianist on the community concert scene presenting two popular programs, "Gershwin and Friends," and "Classical Roots of Popular Music." He is a co-founder and president of the pioneer audiophile record label, Sheffield Lab and as pianist recorded the first contemporary Russian-American collaboration, 
"Rhapsody In Russia"

As pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga has worked the underground, alternative, and grassroot scenes. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music and Brooklyn College, she began her career in NYC playing contemporary American piano repertoire (Morton Feldman, John Cage, Doris Hays, Henry Cowell) and appeared in venues such as The Kitchen and New Music America. An interest in American traditional music (via the piano compositions and folk song collections of Ruth Crawford Seeger) led Sheri to running after traditional folk song and singing it. She has performed and toured with this repertoire in a theater context with the New York company, The Actor's Ensemble, in their adaptation of stories by Hamlin Garland and for Nancy Rothman's "The Letters Of Emily Dickinson." She was also arranger and "orchestra" for a British-American music hall company, "The Pantoloons."

As a songwriter, Sheri has performed on Jay Ungar's and Molly Mason's' show,"Dancing On The Air," WAMC's "Roundtable" and Phil Och's Song Night. As a "girl singer" she has performed with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Otto Gardner (bass) at the Spencertown Academy, The Hudson Opera House, The Hudson River Theater, Ten Broeck Mansion, Linda Norris Auditorium, PS/21, and at Steinway Hall LA.

Then there are summers spent sharing traditional folk songs, games, and dances with children at various schools, community theaters, and libraries. Sheri is also director and founder of the Columbia County Children's Vocal Ensemble in
upstate New York.

1 Hard Times  
2 The Banjo  
3 Robin Adair  
4 Barbara Ellen  
5 Some Folks  
6 Black Is The Color of My True Love's Hair  
7 Davenport Blues  
8 Lazy Bones  
9 I Love A Piano  
10 Skylark  
11 Dish Rag  
12 Oedipus Rex  
13 Twisted  
14 Louisiana: 1927  
15 Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt  
16 Camarillo  
17 The Harp of Ur  
18 Love Me I'm A Liberal  
19 Deja Vu  
20 This World  
'The Banjo' by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
I Love A Piano by Irving Berlin

After reading Studs Terkel's "And They All Sang", interviews with American singers from many walks of life, Sheri and Lincoln Mayorga were inspired to collaborate on a recording and concert project that would be a "People's History" of American music. The challenge of the times, and the songs that would give voice to the vast panorama of American experience. Sheri and Lincoln currently perform both a children's program and adult's program of "American Snapshots," and their adventurous audiences give them high ratings for virtuosic, versatile piano playing true full vocals, and a performance that is "worth traveling an ocean to hear."

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