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Who We Are

Susan Nielsen - Time has only enriched this fine singer's distinctive vocal talent. As an entertainer, Susan has shared stages with Bob Hope, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Alan Alda, John Madden, Bill Cosby, and other national stars. Susan was a featured soloist as a teen at many Bay Area venues and concerts and worked as a professional studio singer. In her 20's she began a successful acting career in film and television and as a voice-over artist. Susan is a member of Screen Actor's Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and has now returned to her musical roots as a vocalist and composer. To email Susan, click here.

Tim McDonald - Tim's brilliant lyrics and innate musicality bring unusual depth and humor to the stage. In both lead and harmony, his sensitive vocals soar above the ordinary. A San Francisco native, Tim has been writing, singing and playing music in the Bay Area since childhood. He played lead guitar with several bay area groups including Axis and The Kings Men, before embarking as a solo artist. Tim's many original songs have won praise on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ken Frankel - From classical to rock, string master Ken Frankel has been part of the California music scene since the 1960's, performing with music notables such as Jerry Garcia, Richard Greene, Rick Shubb, Sandy Rothman, Robert Hunter, and Tom Constanten. While attending MIT as a graduate student, Ken formed the rock band Ill Wind , which became a New England phenomenon and a leader of the psychedelic music scene, recording with ABC Records. Ken has formed and been a member of many prestigious Bay Area groups including Westwind International Folk Ensemble, The Berkeley Mandolin Ensemble, and The Electric Guitar Quartet. Ken plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and keyboards. To go to Ken's personal web site, click here.   To email Ken, click here.