A musical journey from the Kentucky bluegrass of Bill Monroe to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt and working in a medium of acoustic instruments, Gypsy Wind embodies a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing, bluegrass and folk.
Through the eyes of a child, those sweet melodies, hot licks and unforgotten stories imprinted a unique pattern much like the squares of a handmade quilt – carefully sewn into the experiences that created inspiration. From those familiar Wednesday night pickin’s in Gainesville to the countless bluegrass jams after the Seminole Bluegrass Festival – music strummed its chord deep. And so serendipity played its hand in 1993 at the Florida Folk Festival as Mike Powell gathered the gypsies together to jam some “Dawg” tunes well into the early morning hours. Twenty-three years later on a moonlit night at that same festival Michael, Rob, Mark and Kristen continue interweaving melodies generating a new sound laced with echoes of the past. White Springs evokes a timeless energy that speaks of generations past, present and future – always carrying the love for music and tradition. We are forever grateful to our fathers – Mike Holloway and Walter Godwin – for sharing their love of music and passing on their gifts to their children and grandchildren.