Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun


What do you think of when you first see acoustic violin & guitar? Bluegrass? Classical? Country? Erase your preconceptions and let the sounds of Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun take over. With their own unique blend of styles from jazz to folk, world beat to rock, it's always a surprise what comes out of their sound. With Morwenna's beautiful tone reminiscent of Stephane Grappelli mixed with Jay's funky rhythms channeling Richie Havens, these two are truly creating something unique like artists such as Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kaki King, Ben Sollee, and Jake Shimabukuro to name a few. Take their tune The Wen (Live) for example, shot live at the historic Jefferson Theater where the crowd is mesmerized by the duo's energy and musicianship.

The duo was recently involved in a competition to win a slot at the famous Bonnaroo Music Festival in TN. Out of 750 bands, they ranked #14 which is amazing for an instrumental duo. These two are more than a hot trend, they are here and will be here for a long while ahead.

A sound that's hard to describe, yet impossible to forget. With a cutting edge vibe that explodes with originality and soulful expression, Morwenna and Jay's music redefines the acoustic origins of violin and guitar. The violin and guitar duo started playing together in 2004 and have continued to push the boundaries of acoustic music. The release of their highly anticipated second CD “Chioggia Beat” illustrates their ability to reinvent the limits of their instruments and in the process produce a lush range of original work that is sure to move your soul and mind. A worldly mix of 12 tunes, the album showcases Morwenna and Jay's heartfelt composition skills, along with their knack for introducing unexpected musical tangents and motifs in a way that keeps you wanting more. The CD features their signature duo sound, their full band, as well as a few special guest musicians such as legendary world artist Pierre Bensusan, soul singer Ezra Hamilton, and Dave Matthews Band trumpeter Rashawn Ross.

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Video 8/13/2011: Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun

Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun use the acoustic violin and guitar to create a unique blend of jazz, folk, world beat, and rock.

Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun