Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk: Saunders Brothers

After a successful first QuaranTalk, we’re excited to bring you another Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk, our free live virtual interactive event! Our special guests this Thursday are Canada Lake’s award-winning musicians and SAUNDERFEST co-founders Richard, Geoff and Rob Saunders!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – LIVE at 5:15 pm EST

Special Guests:
Richard Saunders, vocal (CLMF ’16-’20)
Geoff Saunders, bass (CLMF ’16-’20)
Rob Saunders, mandolin(CLMF ’16-’20)

Moderated by Kyle Price, Artistic & Executive Director of Caroga Arts

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive an invitation link via email.

Happy Hour Music QuaranTalk offers a fun opportunity to get to know our CLMF Artists and learn more about music and performance. Talks may include discussions on the life of an artist, musical works, music history, and more. Join us for an interactive musical talk and enjoy from your home with a glass of wine or your favorite drink!

QuaranTalks are open to the public and welcome all ages.

Donations to our virtual tip jar will be appreciated to support our special guests and Caroga Arts.

Saunders Family Band performing “Big Yellow Taxi”

Richard Saunders

Vocalist Richard Saunders is a member of new duo band Refs whose music can be heard on Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro ad. As a founding member of the vocal pop trio Thirdstory, Richard has toured as an opener for Tori Kelly‘s Unbreakable Tour in 2016 and as a member of Chance The Rapper‘s band on his Be Encouraged Tour in 2017. Richard regularly performs with Chance The Rapper, most recently at this year’s All-Star Game Halftime Show.

Geoff Saunders

Grammy-Award winning bassist Geoffrey Saunders is a versatile performer and composer who is experienced in a wide range of styles and genres. While studying at Frost School of Music, Geoff was a fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute where he worked closely and performed with such notable artists as Mark O’Connor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Gloria Estefan, Steve Miller, Larry Rosen, Phil Ramone, Dave Grusin, Terence Blanchard, and James Newton Howard. Geoff currently lives in Nashville and tours with notable artists like Sierra Hull and The Hit Points.

Rob Saunders

Rob has been playing folk and country music for over 15 years all across the eastern seaboard. A multi-instrumentalist, he and his ever growing family of like-minded classic music lovers perform tunes spanning the extensive American Songbook, from old-timey to modern country. Growing up in a family of highly skilled musicians and educators, he developed his passion for music performance within American Vernacular and classical music and his interest in discovering musical development. Robert wishes to share his love for American music through teaching for understanding and lifelong participation.

Listen to The Loon Call – April 27th, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of The Loon Call! In prep for this Thursday’s QuaranTalk, Kyle shares recordings from Caroga Lake Music Festival featuring the three Saunders brothers.


Lakeside Classics

We are excited to present to you a series of recorded CLMF performances from our archives! Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks, and enjoy our new selections below.

2000’s Pop Medley (Usher, Destiny’s Child, Outkast, Britney Spears)
David Wong, violin; Jose Guzman, guitar; Ken Kubota, cello; Geoff Saunders, bass
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32 (III. Elegia Adagio)
Mark Chien, violin; Ray Kim cello; Sun-Min Kim, piano