David Buskin & Robin Batteau, with their outstanding percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, have been performing their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to critical acclaim and standing o’s for more than forty years. Their songs have been recorded by many great artists, including Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Tom Rush, Bette Midler, Astrud Gilberto, Anne Murray, Dixie Carter and Roberta Flack.
Their Clio Award-winning jingles have been recorded by “everybody famous with a mouth.” Yet, with their mix of talent, showmanship, Everly-crisp vocal harmonies and what Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls their “by turns acerbic, funny and plaintive” music and commentary, are consummate entertainers in their own right.
“Their harmonies and wonderful presence onstage are as captivating as ever,” says Ron Olesko, host of “Traditions” on WFDU-FM. Rich Warren of Chicago’s WFMT has expressed similar sentiments: “They are something special. I think they levitated the audience. Terrific musicianship, memorable songs and just great-all-around entertainers.”
They have consistently volunteered their talents and served on boards of numerous non-profits like Why Hunger, Ocean Alliance, The Hole In The Wall Camp and Stand for the Troops.
recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter,
who has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades.
Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess.
With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion, “Mess” received the Director's Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven't stopped since:
2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival MOST WANTED Artist, 2018 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4.
She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award.