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Ginny Mitchell

Member sinceApril 30, 2006
LocationSanta Cruz, Ca
MembersBMI, Folk Alliance
InfluencesEva Cassidy, Eliza Gylkyson
Artist Biography:
Ginny took Canada by storm, placing five hits into Canada's top 40 shortly after starting her recording career, which brought her talent to the attention of an entire nation. She recorded in Nashville with her friend and producer, Mark Schatz. The "Wild Rose" cd is a a reflection of Ginny�s influences- Gordon Lightfoot, Merle Haggard and Claire Lynch.Mark Schatz called some of his friends in on the sessions : Bela Fleck, Wyatt Rice, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, John Jorgenson and Mark O'Connor. This was when nobody knew their names and they had just arrived in town. The people in Ginny's hometown of Santa Cruz were well aware of their music though, because Ginny and her friends had a daily diet of it on KFAT radio.

Ginny's early life was shaped by great loss, losing her parents at the age of fourteen. She took her guitar everywhere, the last gift her parents gave her. She was kicked out of class when she refused to leave it at home, and asked to leave her Girl Scout troup when she wouldn't put the instrument away.It was her friend and solace. Ginny found new life in the creative energy of Santa Cruz, California a seaside haven for artists and musicians. As a child the family had spent summers in Canada due to her father's timber business. She fell in love with the simplicity and beauty of the people and landscape. Ginny's brother and sister live there and she continues to tour between the two climes.She has performed in coffeehouses, bars,clubs,honkytonks,fairs, and National TV. Every venue from nameless watering holes to legendary names like the Bluebird cafe, Calgary Stampede and Strawberry Music Festival.

In Santa Cruz Ginny met and formed a friendship with Lacy J. Dalton. When Lacy and her husband moved the Virginia City, Nevada they became involved in helping to save a piece of vanishing west...the Comstock wild horses. Lacy formed the Let 'em Run foundation. Since that time Ginny has been helping to promote their cause by raising public awareness of the plight of the women struggling to save the Wild Horses of Storey County, Nevada. Ginny and her husband, Marty Collins are producing broadcast programming for PBS Television, and other broadcast, cable, DVD, CD and worldwide Web markets. This gives the PBS audience and others an opportunity to share in the vision of building a permanent wildlife Sanctuary for the Comstock Wild Horses. You can hear Ginny's efforts on "Girls from Santa Cruz", a cd from the live concert with Lacy J. Dalton and Mary McCaslin.

Now you can hear cuts from Ginny's latest CD'Just to Hear Your Voice". *Canadian Country Music Association.

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That's what Tomorrow is for

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