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…is an eclectic folk orchestra comprised of performers from all walks of life. In their performances they use a variety of acoustical instruments, percussion from different cultures and even child toys, while telling the story of our relationship as people, with our planet and each other as seen through the eyes of songwriter & singers, Ronald van Nostrand & Dan Cleveland.
“The Flock” was formed in the spring of 2011 in desperation when Ron realized after booking an engagement at the Paranormal Fair in Auburn, when his usual musical partner, Dan Cleveland would be vacationing in San Francisco . For some reason, he really wanted to do the show, so he decided to put together a program consisting of songs he’d written containing words like spirit. Fearing intimidation by playing solo in front of perhaps a large crowd, he began enlisting people from his drum circles and others who he had talked to about perhaps “doing something together sometime.” Everyone he asked said yes. They listened and played the music and are now a vital part of the story. Together they have merged their separate talents to become a flock; the often heard musical melody of the meadows, who work together as a team to create a palette of sound. They are…
Ron Van Nostrand ~ writer/lead vocalist, acoustic six and twelve string guitar, mandolin, percussion, jawharp and toys
Dan Cleveland ~ songwriter/lead vocalist, acoustic guitar, ukele, cahon, washboard and assorted drums
Linda Webster ~ warbler, hand drum, wooden frog, rainstick, tongue drum, maracas, loon wah-wah tubes, djembe & vocals
Don Watkins ~ warbler, wooden frog, rhythm sticks, drums, birimbeau & rack, kazoo, shruti box, harmonium, xylophone, beaver stick, tambourine, singing bowl, assorted bells & vocals
Marge Witty ~ washtub bass, violin, native American flute, castanets, and assorted percussion instruments & vocals
Dee Dusharm ~ warbler, hand drum, ankle bells, thunder can, ocean drum & vocals
John Davis ~ (Harmonica, digeridoo, ocean drum & vocals.