©2019 by Claudia Paige, Rhythm World Productions

DRUID SISTERS

DRUID SISTERS is an eclectic world fusion dance band that pulls its flavors from around the world!

Claudia Paige, drummer/percussionist and founder of the Druid Sisters, started the band to mix musical cultures together. She starts from the heartbeat and drums up your dancing spirit with world funk grooves, adding hand drums from Africa and Pakistan and layering rhythms from around the world. Adding Celtic fiddle, gypsy cello, dreamy trance vocals, Native flutes, deep bass and hypnotic didjeridu gives you an eclectic musical mix that you will love to dance to.​

“Druid Sisters" will lift your spirits and take you on a high tribal journey with bone-shaking rhythms and luscious world flavors. You won't want to sit down!

Druid Sisters will be performing throughout California and the Pacific Northwest in 2019. The band is also planning an international tour in summer/fall 2020 to Portugal, Spain, UK and the Netherlands. The tour will showcase material from a new album currently in production.

About the Members

Druid Sisters founder, Claudia Paige is a highly-sought-after drummer who has played with premier musical artists of the 21st century, including Jerry Garcia, Linda Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Tito Puente, Benny Rietveld (Santana), Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin), Randy Jackson (Jean Luc Ponty) Hollis Gentry (Stanley Clarke), Ray White (Frank Zappa) and many more. She has shared the stage with BB King, Ben Harper, George Clinton, Tower of Power and more. Claudia has a very eclectic drumming style, incorporating hand drums from around the world into her drum kit. With years of experience in live performance, recording and music scoring, Claudia has been sponsored for international tours by the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Loft Concerts, and the United Nations and has performed in eleven countries and forty-eight of fifty states in the U.S. Claudia is a published BMI artist as well as an independent recording artist, and she was named in Sweden Rock Magazine and Sister Rock as one of the best 25 female drummers in the world. She has worked with many renowned recording studios, such as Motown Records, Capitol Records, Fantasy Records, Skywalker Sound and Lucas Films.  Claudia's drumming has even been used in several indie and full feature films. 

Claudia's music writing partner is Cyoakha Grace, a haunting world/trance four-octave vocalist and songwriter. Cyoakha plays Indian harmonium, Native flutes, melodica, didjeridu and hand percussion. She has played all over the world at festivals such as the Adelaide Fringe in Australia, Sussex Faerie in England, Burning Man, Faerieworlds and more. She has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Jefferson Starship, Shooglenifty, band members from Santana and more.

Kathy Buys, Celtic fiddler, has been playing for over 30 years. From age 5 to 18, Kathy studied classical music and played with orchestras like the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has also had the honor of playing under renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas and Jahja Ling and performs currently with the popular US band Tempest.

Myra Joy, gypsy cellist, has collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as Kitka, The Black Brothers, Hans York, Melanie O'Reilly, the pickPocket Ensemble, and Hamed Nikpay. Myra's style blends classical, gypsy, folk, jazz and contemporary into her playing.

Druid Sisters Band Members 

Claudia Paige, drums, percussion, harmony vocals

Cyoakha Grace, lead vocals, harmonium, didjeridu

Meredith Anderson, guitar

Kathy Buys, Celtic fiddle

Myra Joy, Gypsy cello

Nancy Meston, violin

 

​​Sample of past gigs

Woodstock West Festival, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company

Faerieworlds, North Plains, OR with Delhi 2 Dublin, Beats Antique

Berkeley World Music Festival with Maria Muldar, Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwean)

Santa Barbara Soulstice Festival

Oregon Country Fair

Mateel Center with Shanna Morrison

Earth Dance, Laytonvill, CA with, It's a Beautiful Day, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Barry Melton

Benbow Summer Arts, Main Stage

 

 

Druids Sisters Family

Jan Martinelli, bass (Holly Near, Tammy Hall

Ariane Cap, bass (Cirque du Soleil, Victor Wooten)

Krystov "DIDJERI-DOC", didjeridu 

Nii Sai, African guitar master from Ghana

Marcie Brown, Gypsy cello (Cirque du Soleil)

Doug Smith, keyboards and percussion

Marcos Defliri, African guitar

Booi Volk, Mandolin

Mana, tribal belly dancing

Tatseena, belly dancing, percussion

Tricia Godwin, acoustic and electric guitar

Kate Aragon, bass 

 

Sample of the Druid Sisters music! MP3s available for purchase

 

 

Druid Sisters Albums