Traveler's Dream creates music that is rich in tradition but driven by innovation and creativity. With powerful voices, rich harmonies and a wide variety of traditional and modern instruments, Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson captivate listeners with spirited songs from the Celtic lands and French Canada, hard-driving Irish jigs and reels, sea shanties, and traditional American songs. Nestled alongside this vibrant canon of music are original songs that are often inspired by the beauty of the Midwestern landscape and the relationships people have with the land and with each other. Themes of compassion, justice, and the value of life's simple pleasures are also frequently woven into their original songs. The band's broad appeal owes much to the duo's impressive skills as multi-instrumentalists and the beauty of their close vocal harmonies. They have been praised for the "exceptional way they blend artistry, skill and performance with a great openness and rapport with the audience."
INSTRUMENTATION: Irish bouzouki, guitar, Irish flute and tin whistle, concertina, fife, mandolin, and feet percussion.
SPECIAL PROGRAM OFFERINGS PEACE & JUSTICE / 18th-19th CENTURY MUSIC / CELTIC MIDWINTER CELEBRATION / COMMON GROUND
Traveler's Dream is based in Lafayette, Indiana