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Tempest
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United States
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Tempest is an American Celtic rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The group came together in 1988 with Lief Sorbye (mandolin, vocals), Adolfo Lazo (drums), Rob Wullenjohn (guitar), and Mark Showalter (bass). Since that time, Sorbye and Lazo have remained in place while other musicians have come and gone, including about a dozen different bass players. As of the band's 30th anniversary (2018), they are joined by Kathy Buys (fiddle), Ab Menon (guitar), and Josh Fossgreen (bass).
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http://tempestmusic.com
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Releases on file (11)
Tempest — Thirty Little Turns Tempest — Thirty Little Turns
(Magna Carta , 2018, CD)
Tempest — Tracks We Leave Tempest — Tracks We Leave
(Magna Carta MA-9121-2, 2015, CD)
Tempest — The Double-Cross Tempest — The Double-Cross
(Irond CD 06-DD382, 2006, CD)
Tempest — Shapeshifter Tempest — Shapeshifter
(Magna Carta MAX - 9066-2, 2003, CD)
Tempest — Balance Tempest — Balance
(Magna Carta MAX - 9053-2, 2001, CD)
Tempest — Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Tempest — Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
((Not on label) no#, 2000, CD)
Tempest — The 10th Anniversary Compilation Tempest — The 10th Anniversary Compilation
(Magna Carta MA-9034-2, 1998, CD)
Tempest — The Gravel Walk Tempest — The Gravel Walk
(Magna Carta MA-9018-2, 1997, CD)
Various Artists — To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales Various Artists — To Cry You a Song: A Collection of Tull Tales
(Magna Carta MA-9009-2, 1996, CD)
Tempest — Turn of the Wheel Tempest — Turn of the Wheel
(Magna Carta MA-9007-2, 1996, CD)
Tempest — Surfing to Mecca Tempest — Surfing to Mecca
(Firebird FAM-10105-2, 1994, CD)

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