Black & Sparrow


New York, NY

Klyph Black & John Sparrow are a New York based acoustic duo that have been performing for years to receptive crowds. In the past, they have opened shows for The Subdudes, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mick Taylor, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, and many other national acts. They have been joined on stage in the past years with Charles Neville as well as Grammy winner, Terrance Simien.

Klyph wrote songs that have appeared on the TV shows Felicity and Alias. John scored the full-length movies "Schmucks" and "Marie" which he also had a major acting role in. In the interim, Klyph joined the "Zen Tricksters" playing bass guitar, recording, and touring nationally. He then teamed up with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, "Donna Jean Godchaux" (Grateful Dead), recording their self-titled CD "Donna Jean & the Tricksters."

First added was Randolph A. Hudson III, a virtuoso on Baritone 6 and 12-string guitars. He has played with the Fugs, Psychedelic Furs, and toured with "Bongwater" and "Magnuson/Kramer." Mike Mazzaroco came in later on bass. Mike, a graduate from The Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, is also currently a studio owner, recording engineer, and a multi-instrumentalist.

First added was Randolph A. Hudson III, a virtuoso on Baritone 6 and 12-string guitars. He has played with the Fugs, Psychedelic Furs, and toured with "Bongwater" and "Magnuson/Kramer."

Mike Mazzaroco came in later on bass. Mike, a graduate from The Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, is also currently a studio owner, recording engineer, and a multi-instrumentalist.

Also recruited was James Bernard on drums. James is a professional multi-percussionist who studied with drum greats Jack DeJohnette and Tony Williams. He continued his formal musical education at the University of Miami with a major in Applied Percussion, Studio Music, and Jazz. Special guests on "Second Time Around" are Al Buonanno on bass guitar, Rob Barraco on keys and Christian Cassan on drums and percussion.

Click the picture to read the feature on Black & Sparrow in Relix Magazine's annual festival guide!

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Upcoming Black & Sparrow Shows

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