Tingstad and Rumbel

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Tingstad and Rumbel
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Nancy Rumbel, Northwest Folklife Festival (2010)
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres New-age, chamber jazz
Years active1985present
Labels Narada
Cheshire Records
Members Eric Tingstad
Nancy Rumbel
Website tingstadrumbel.com

Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are musicians who have performed, recorded and traveled together since 1985, and are responsible for 19 albums.


Eric Tingstad is a composer who plays fingerstyle guitar. Nancy Rumbel plays oboe, English horn and the double ocarina. Eric and Nancy began their collaboration in 1985. Their debut album was The Gift. Their album American Acoustic was honored as "Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year" in 1998. In 2000, they appeared at Carnegie Hall. Their album Acoustic Garden received the Award for Best New Age Album at the 45th Grammy Awards in February 2003. [1]


Nancy grew up in San Antonio and continued her musical education at Northwestern University, where she was introduced to new influences and styles. Intrigued by ethnomusicology, she joined the Paul Winter Consort. Eric grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where he was trained in the Segovian classic guitar tradition. He is a product of influences such as Led Zeppelin, Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Ravi Shankar, and Martin Denny.


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