Pub Domain



Biography

Pub Domain is a band steeped in the traditional music of Ireland, yet influenced as well by American styles which include bluegrass, old-time, rock, funk and blues. The result is a high-energy take on the music of the Emerald Isle. Pub Domain is equally at home on festival stages, in sit-down concert venues, or in rowdy pubs.

Kitty Donohoe (vocals/guitar/bouzouki/bodhran/spoons/ songwriting) is well-known on the Great Lakes folk circuit. Donohoe, who has been writing songs and playing instruments as long as she can remember, has been dubbed the "Midwest Celtic." A solo performer, she also is a member of the Troublesome Lasses.

Tahmineh Gueramy (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/bodhran/concertina/ songwriting) grew up in Midland, Michigan and was classically trained on the violin from the age of five. Exposed to bluegrass, Cajun, old-time and Irish music while in college, Gueramy learned Irish fiddle tunes from books, recordings and friends. She too is a member of the Troublesome Lasses, as well as the O'Malleys, a Celtic duo, and the country-rock outfit, the Weepers.

Michael Cutler (vocals/guitar/octave mandolin/mandolin) learned to play the mandolin while in college and led the bluegrass/newgrass band, Whiskey B-4 Breakfast, and for three years he was a member of The Zukes of Zydeco. A trip to Ireland began an obsession with traditional Irish music. He also is a member of the O'Malleys and the Weepers.

John "Dishrag" Sands (fiddle/viola) has traveled to Ireland several times, collecting tunes. He is well-known in the Detroit and Ann Arbo,r Michigan, session scenes and as a former member of Shepherd's Folly.

Barry Salem (drums/percussion/bodhran) plays and records with Jo Serrapere and Detroit-based recording artist Michael King. He is a professional drum instructor, as well as a serious drum student.

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Video 9/2/2000: Pub Domain

Pub Domain is steeped in the traditional music of Ireland, yet influenced by American bluegrass, old-time, rock, funk and blues.

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