The name Occidental Gypsy (Western gypsy) embodies the concept behind Gypsy Pop. The group has taken the Gypsy sound that originated in Eastern Europe and brought it Over Here to blend it seamlessly with contemporary American music. Interestingly, Gypsy Swing was created by taking American Jazz to the East and blending it with the Gypsy Folk tradition. Now almost a century later Occidental Gypsy is bringing the music back home.
In my role as sound man for The Showcase of Original Music, I am privileged to be able to hear many fine and talented musicians from Greensboro, NC and surrounding areas. As The Showcase's name has made its way around the internet, musicians from other states have started