Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals ...how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? Winners of multiple MAMA awards ranging from Best Jazz CD, Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year, Favorite Jazz Band, Best World Artist and Best World Song, to Best Instrumentalist, HARMONIOUS WAIL has caught numerous listeners by total surprise during its more than 20-year history. Of all the venues and stages that these "NPR regulars" have graced, it's the PAC's, festivals and showcase clubs that bring the most enthusiastic audience response!
Drawing from the rich influence of the European gypsy musicians, most notably Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (creators of the gypsy swing genre), the Wail bursts through the normal boundaries of that genre with it's intoxicating vocals as displayed by Maggie Delaney-Potthoff. The enticing arrangements and sheer joy the Wail brings to every performance is downright addictive!