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Darcie Deaville playing slide mandolin

Cotton Eyed Joe & other ringtones

 

The link I had for this ringtone is outdated. Until I can get a new link, if you'd like to have it, just email me, I'll send it directly to you. You can hear it by listening to "cotton-eyed-joe' on the music player directly below. The  ringtone is the 1st 30 seconds.

 

Ringtones that come with your phone can get old. If you'd like to know it's your phone that's ringing, and not someone else's - not only will you have choices here, I'll make you your own!

The link I had for my Cotton Eyed Joe ringtone is outdated. Until I can get a new link, if you'd like to have it, just email me, and I'll send it directly to you. You can hear it by listening to "cotton-eyed-joe' on the music player directly above. The ringtone is the 1st 30 seconds.
Ringtones that come with your phone can get old. If you'd like to know it's your phone that's ringing, and not someone else's - not only will you have choices here, I'll make you your own!

Ready to fly... - Feb 2018: Where is Darcie?

I'm alive & well & taking some time to write/right what's in my head. Available to give Skype lessons and open to new possibilities. I'm in Austin, TX although that could change at any moment. :-) Messaging me on Facebook is probably the best way to contact me right now.

2015: Woody Sez has taken me to many places all over the world. We're taking a small break, and I'm happy to be spending some time at home again! I'm accepting new students, almost any age. My specialties include an introduction to music, or - how music works - for anyone who's always been interested but thought they couldn't... 

Go to the lessons page to see a menu of the instruments I teach, along with my approach, styles, & levels.

 

 

Pilot Darcie & sister Denice

"Pilots and musicians are of the same breed. They all have their heads in the clouds," Darcie muses. Born in Toronto to a journalist/pilot mother and a bush helicopter pilot father, she started her childhood in Northern Canada, constantly moving around the North American continent, from one culture to another. At 16, Darcie struck out on her own, continuing to "pay her dues", making her living on the streets of Toronto playing guitar. Finally finding home in Austin, TX, Darcie is well known for her fiery fiddling and singing her songs, and with artists including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, Toni Price, Slaid Cleaves, Tish Hinojosa, The Meat Purveyors, and more. Currently she's a member of the band The Austin Lounge Lizards

 

Darcie’s versatility is her strength. In the past few years she has developed her own personal way of coaching music for adults and kids of all ages.

 

Her involvement in theatre keeps her busy in Canada, Austria, Italy, Prague, Scotland, NYC, and other US cities. Currently Darcie is a cast member of the play "Woody Sez", a four person cast that is also the band. Her part was written for her, playing multiple characters and instruments.

 

In 2007 she released her 5th CD, "Livin' on the Lucky Side.” Her alter ego/evil twin fiddle sister, Marcie Mercy, assists. Darcie and Marcie also team up to perform, write stories, play on and produce CD's for other musicians.

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Quotes

"Intelligent, warmly satisfying and touching. At home on an assortment of instruments, Darcie Deaville is not to be overlooked ..." 

 -  The New York Times 

 

"[Darcie] shows a talent for songwriting and storytelling on a par with Rory Block and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Clearly, Deaville is one to watch." - Kerry Dexter, Dirty Linen

"Her wizardry with melodies and musicianship draws the listener into a whirling journey, that when finished definitely lets you know that you're not in Kansas anymore." - Rich Warren, Sing Out Magazine

"In the fiddlework, in the words, and in the supporting cast of musicians, there is power in this album ..." - Christopher Hess, Austin Chronicle

"The songs are written from experience, Deaville singing of flight and strength, of secrets and their telling, of hope and hurt and desolation . . . the album's tone is one of stubborn triumph rather than fear and defeat. Darcie Deaville, it seems, knows a thing or two about survival ..."  - Jay Hardwig, Austin Chronicle

"Strong vocalist Ms. Deaville was obviously the crowd pleaser of the day. She plays the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle with equal competence; her amazing ability to sing while she plays the latter is only one of her attributes ..." - John Conquest, Third Coast Music (formerly Music City Texas)

 

"Get her to play "Ducks on the Pond" and "Red River Jig". If your toes ain't tappin', you're dead ..." -  Phoenix Gazette

 

"Deaville has a mystical quality that is a nice surprising touch of fantasy in an otherwise down-home show. It is very heartening to see this young woman with an infectious grin up there all by herself, just making the music fly ..." - The Peak (Vancouver, BC)

 

"Multi-talented Darcie Deaville is the perfect combination of great musicianship and personality ..." - Jethro Burns (of Homer & Jethro)

 

"Darcie Deaville provides the fiery fiddling and the wild-eyed stares that fans fear to love and love to fear." -The Meat Purveyors

 

 

 


The Austin Lounge Lizards - Just released the new CD "Home and Deranged"