The Malvinas

The Malvinas
Main Stage at 4:15

The Malvinas are Lisa Markley from Texas, Gina Forsyth from Louisiana, and Beth Cahill from Quebec. A feisty blend of jazz, traditional and folk pop, with roots all over North America, the Malvinas pull together a broad palette of regional colors including the blues-tinged grooves of the deep South, the spicy Cajun flavors of Louisiana, the Celtic modes of Eastern Canada and the libertarian troubadour tradition of the Lone Star State. Alternating lead vocalists, tight harmonies, and quirky instrumentation (dobro, guitar, tenor guitar, mandolins, and violin) create a high energy sound that never forgets that to make great music, you start with a great song. Their influences range from Joni Mitchell to Patricia Barber, Ralph Stanley to the McGarrigle Sisters, and Glenn Gould to Rickie Lee Jones. Their name was inspired by singer-songwriter-activist Malvina Reynolds. This feminist folk trio creates a virtual smorgasbord of original compositions. They will be featured on “Folkstage” from 8-9 p.m. on WFMT/98.7FM, www.wfmt.com, on Saturday night, July 15, the eve of the Woodstock Folk Festival.

Visit The Malvinas at TheMalvinas.com