Los Angeles, CA


Moira Smiley & VOCO - a vocal-band with cello, banjo & accordion - brings the energy of street singing, the risks of improvisation, and the precision of a string quartet. Together, the members of VOCO (who've shared the stage with artists from Rufus Wainwright to Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Michael Franti to Wilco, Peter, Paul & Mary to Pauline Oliveros), sound like sweet, hard-driving Americana mixed with crooked eastern European dance, with bodies-stompin' and rebel voices. Joyous, magnificent, hair-raising harmonies - music that mourns and dances at the same time. Called "a truly phenomenal act" by Folkworks Magazine, "fascinating and multi-lingual" by the LA Times. "Their body percussion sets are a sight to behold!" says Folkworks Magazine. VOCO is taking their music to festivals across the U.S., headlining legendary venues like the Freight & Salvage, McCabes, Ten Pound Fiddle, and the Mozart Festival. Chosen to represent the Western U.S. & Canada at this year's International Folk Alliance Music Conference, they've also been featured on nationally-syndicated Pacifica Radio's, "Folkscene" and NPR's "Insight." "VOCO's star is rising fast." Check out their album "Blink" on iTunes. VOCO's singing is lyricism in motion - utterly unique.


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