“...a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage.”
ABOUT NO FUSS AND FEATHERS
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by award-winning songwriters Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, Catherine Miles, and Jay Mafale. Whether shaken or stirred, NO FUSS AND FEATHERS serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity. Individually, the four are nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show.
Just how did NO FUSS AND FEATHERS get its start? And its name? Well, once upon a time, three Chicks and a Blue-Jay were hanging out in the barnyard and together they hatched a plan: “Hey kids, we have a barn. Let’s put on a show!” Okay, we thought we should get the bad puns out of the way right off the bat…
All four members of NO FUSS AND FEATHERS are veterans of the “Joni Mitchell’s Blue” tribute show presented by the NYC female songwriter collective known as Chicks with Dip. During those performances, the four had the opportunity to play together and discovered that their combined talents made for a pretty special sound. The show found its title by combining a nod to the Chicks with Dip (in the “feathers” reference) with a hint as to the nature of the show - not pretentious or unnecessarily ornate - simply a group of highly regarded songwriters who have great respect for each other, both personally and professionally, coming together to share their work with an audience.
The obvious friendship of Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay adds to the unabashedly fun and festive atmosphere of a NO FUSS AND FEATHERS show. Their audience can’t help but feel part of the onstage camaraderie. The four are also nationally touring performers that have charted at the top of major Folk and Americana radio lists, appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals, been invited to formally showcase at Folk Alliance conferences across the country, and whose songwriting has been recognized by such highly regarded competitions as Kerrville New Folk, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Songwriter’s Serenade, Susquehanna Music & Arts Songwriting Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.