About String Equinox
Beverly and Shana have been playing together since 1996. String Equinox encompasses a variety of musical styles and possibilities, and may sometimes be expanded to include additional members for events calling for a larger band.
Beverly Woods has been in love with music since early childhood, and studied piano from the age of 5. Beverly has been performing professionally since 1972, with an eclectic and ever-growing collection of acoustic instruments.
For many years a well-known street performer in Boston, Beverly also provides music for film and multimedia presentations, festivals and events of all kinds, New England contradancing, and international folk dance. Beverly has released a number of recordings, most recently Balance On Air with fellow hammered dulcimer player David Neiman.
Beverly sings and plays hammered dulcimer, tsimbl, piano, organ and other keyboards, piano and chromatic button accordions, 6- and 7-string guitars, autoharp, mandolin, bouzouki, pennywhistle, hand percussion, fretted dulcimer, folk harp, concertina, nyckelharpa, tenor banjo, and hurdy-gurdy. Visit Beverly’s website here.
Shana Aisenberg is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist, composing, playing, recording and teaching diverse styles from traditional Appalachian, Celtic and New England contradance music to eastern European Klezmer, Balkan, Nordic, bottleneck blues and jazz. Shana first achieved national recognition for her intricate and sensitive fingerstyle guitar playing, recording solo albums for various labels. Shana has been particularly involved in American roots styles for 35 years and plays a wide array of stringed instruments including fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, acoustic, resonator and lap steel guitars, 5 string banjo, fretted dulcimer, ukulele, and frame drums.
Shana has composed music for film documentaries, and has produced, engineered and played on numerous recordings by other artists. Shana has written and contributed arrangements to guitar and mandolin books for Mel Bay Publications and has recently completed writing a ukulele instruction series, due to be published by Alfred Publications in August 2013.
Shana is a gifted music teacher with over 35 years experience and has taught at various workshops and festivals nationwide. Shana has taught hundreds of satisfied students and will work with dedicated players of any level, either individually or in groups. In 1981, Shana was a triple winner at the prestigious Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championships, Winfield, KS, placing in fingerstyle guitar, mandolin and fretted dulcimer categories.