One of Sharon Crumrine's earliest influences was Beethoven, whose music alternately rocks the world or moves listeners to tears with its dark lyrical beauty. She was also deeply affected by the Romantic Classical composers (Schubert, Rachmaninoff), Impressionistic composers, Middle Eastern modes, Tango and contemporary Rock. Betty Widerski's radically eclectic background (Classical gone Irish Punk/Rock/Improv) and endless creative & technical ability on a wild variety of stringed instruments, plus some percussion added to the mix, give Ginger Ibex a powerful yet lyrical sound.
Sharon Crumrine: keyboards, vocals, guitar Betty Widerski: viola, vocals, beats, recording/mixing Caith Threefires: guitar Leon Rich: guest guitar
The Rusty Goat Sessions(2013)
Our band is usually Classical/Rock Crossover, so we tried a bunch of new tricks for RPM: synths, loops, vocals made up on the fly, etc. Recorded with GarageBand on a MacBook Pro with Snowball USB mic and M-Audio ProKeys Sono 88 keyboard/MIDI controller.
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 7 by Sharon Crumrine Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 by Betty Widerski Acoustic guitar on tracks 3 & 7: Caith Threefires Electric guitars on track 5: Leon Rich Vocal track 3: Sharon; track 8: Betty