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Bio, Selected Venues, Quotes

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Promotional One Sheet 

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"Voted Best World Music group in Western North Carolina 2013"  
 - Mountain XPress 

"Best Music performance of 2008” 
- Otis Taylor Jr., 
The State, Columbia, South Carolina

"For music that is beautiful, complex, diverse and played by masters of their instruments, look no further than the trio of Chris Rosser, River Guerguerian and Eliot Wadopian".
-Carol Mallett-Rifkin,
Asheville Citizen-Times

“Music like this is good for us- it’s healthy to find a piece of art to lose yourself in…. 
Go find this album and get lost in the world for a while. It’s a nice place. 5 big fat stars all around.”
- Chris Cooper
Smoky Mountain news

"World music supergroup" 
Mountain XPress

"Superb!  Some of the best musicians I've ever worked with.  I would just start a poem and they would be there in a fraction of a second.  They'd know exactly what it was and what the mood was gonna be."
 - Robert Bly

"Free Planet Radio is the freshest group out there right now. It is a perfect blend of all things good" 
-Michael Lipsey
Professor of Percussion 
Aaron Copland School of Music- CUNY

"Free Planet Radio grooves the mind, body and spirit ... while simultaneously liberating the airwaves."
- DJ Frederick, Producer & Host 
WNEC 91.7 Henniker, NH

“When I first received the CD I listened to it 20 times in a row, I found the music very joyful and uplifting” 
- Omar Faruk Tekbilek 
Master Turkish Musician

“Unlike other world music groups, Free Planet Radio’s musical expertise, demonstrated by its unique fusion of  musical styles as well is its often intimidating and complex time signatures, draws from multiple cultures.”
- Karen Balmes, 
The State Hornet, Sacramento California

“The Unraveling is an enthralling new CD showcasing some of the nicest acoustic world world beat blends coming out of the many aromatic sonic flavors of Eastern and Middle Eastern origin. Grab this perfectly balanced mixture of jazz, ethnic, chamber music and a dash of funkiness. I can’t live without it. An absolute stunner”
- Gene Berger, 
Horizon Records, Greenville, SC


Articles & Reviews

Experience World Fusion with Free Planet Radio
 Asheville Citizen-Times
Carol Mallet-Rifkin

Free Planet Radio | New Bedouin Dance
Smoky Mountain News
Chris Cooper

United Nations of Music
Bold Life
Robin Tolleson

Free Planet Radio: Good Vibrations
The Sacramento Bee
Edward Ortiz

Get Your Groove On With Free Planet Radio
The State Hornet, Sacramento CA
Karen Balmes

Selected Venues (individually or collectively):

Lincoln Center, NYC 
Edinburgh International Arts Festival, Scotland
Hong Kong International Arts Festival
Moscow New Music Festival
Los Angeles Sacred Music Festival
Madrid International Jazz Festival
Miyazaki International Music Festival, Symphony Hall Tokyo, Japan
Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat Israel
Spivey Hall, Atlanta, GA
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Duke Farm, NJ
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA
Silk Road Festival, Houston TX
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles CA
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Workshops & Residencies

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
Greenville Fine Arts Center, Greenville SC
Joyful Noise Music & Arts Camp, Weaverville NC
University of California, Sacramento, CA
European Frame Drummers Meeting, Barcelona, Spain   
Aaron Copland School of Music, CUNY 
Western Carolina University, NC
University of Lecce, Italy
University North Carolina - Asheville 
Montclair State University, NJ 
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem
Mentone Men’s Conference, GA (w/ Robert Bly) 
Elysian Fields Yoga Center, St. Simons Island, GA 
Columbia University-NY
Southern Utah Songwriting School