Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music. Her repertoire, accompanied on tenor ukulele and banjo, ranges from original and traditional folk songs and American standards to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese. She’s made 17 recordings, including 9 collaborations with Anand Nayak (8 for her music curriculum Kids’ Jam), and most recently a CD with her band 3 Ravens and author Jane Yolen. She’s performed on others’ projects, and shared the stage with such folk-world notables as Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, and Stan Rogers.
Anand Nayak is a guitarist, singer and producer from Florence, MA. A long-time member of Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Anand has played everywhere from bedsides to big stages all over the country, and has long cultivated an approach to music that celebrates connection. His efforts in the recording studio have garnered several family music awards including a Grammy nomination for Singing Their Way Through by Alastair Moock. Anand and Lui have collaborated extensively in the studio, starting with Lui’s 2006 album Closer.