Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel began playing music together way back when they attended Bard College. Their musical partnership has endured as well as their marriage, and has produced a steady stream of music via various projects, including Tattoo and The Folksoul Band.
After years of performance, the pair is also enjoying playing just as a duo, drawing on a large repertoire spanning folk, oldies, originals, and songs that might not fit into a band set. Blending the trombone with piano, and guitar with accordion, there is plenty of variety and plenty of good rhythms. This gives us the freedom to play songs that don’t require drums, and to play for occasions where a lighter sound is wanted.