........"sweet jangly pop and fiddle driven folk; acoustic syrup for the ears". Our debut album 'Within My Reach' received a 2009 San Diego Music Award nomination for 'Best Country / Americana' Album. Our 2nd album 'Folding Mr. Lincoln - Live' received a 2011 San Diego Music Award nomination for 'Best Americana' Album........and our 3rd album, 'Two Rivers' has been nominated for a 2013 San Diego Music Award for Best Americana Album'............ain't sooooo bad!
Folding Mr. Lincoln is: Harry Mestyanek, Nancy Mestyanek, Alicia Previn, Charlie Loach, Jeff Stasny, and Dave O'Connell. A band comprised of seasoned musicians; each bringing a life of experience to every song, every stage, and every audience.
"When you come to a Folding Mr. Lincoln show you get to experience the pure joy of musicians feeding off of each other and the audience". - Michael Hart - The Julian News.
"What’s in a band name? Most give a small taste of what an act might sound like, but the best leave things open to conjecture and intrigue. Such is the case with Folding Mr. Lincoln. The name allows husband and wife team, Harry and Nancy Mestyanek, to escape pre-conceived notions about their sound. Using Americana as a base, the duo cast a wide net for their debut album, Within My Reach. Within its fourteen tunes, this disc manages to take in sweet jangly pop, fiddle driven folk and Hammond drenched, country-tinged, rock amongst its pleasures. The pair have been making music together since 1973 and it shows, both in their vocals as well as their love of melody. It’s in the details, whether you consider the wonderfully arranged harmonies or the virtuoso performances from both the Mestyaneks and their superb group of all-star musical guests; it’s clear that these tunes come from a gathering of musicians who truly love their craft.
As strong a debut album as you are likely to hear, this is heart felt music at its best, with numerous songs that would make worthy singles — and several that deserve to become standards". – Bart Mendoza
Folding Mr. Lincoln is based in San Diego, California:
Harry Mestyanek - vocals, guitar, & mandolin
Nancy Mestyanek - vocals & percussion
Alicia Previn - fiddle & background vocals
Charlie Loach - lead guitar
Jeff Stasny - drums
Dave O'Connell - bass