The Splinter Group: Fredi Bloom, Gail Caulfield and Peter Tracy recognized each other’s love of harmony at the Marin Folk Music Club about 30 years ago, and joined together as The Splinter Group. Playing together since that time, they have become a musical family, with harmony as the connection. They’ve become regulars at local jams, and Camp Harmony, and have performed at Bay Area Folk Festivals, for Bread and Roses, and at many other local venues, bringing their spice to familiar standards, and contemporary and traditional folk tunes. In recent years they have added many original songs, bringing wit and wisdom to themes ranging from politics to play.
Their first CD, Sunshine After Rain, was released in 2008. In the early summer of 2016, they toured Ireland where their harmonies were welcomed in pubs and music sessions from Dublin to Dingle.Their second CD, Playing on the Patio, was released in July of upon their return from that that Irish adventure. Their love of harmony has kept the talented musicians together, from time to time calling on friends to add extra spice to their blend.