Poetry & Music! Original and Traditional Folk-bluegrass for All Ages!
Naomi Sommers is an Ithaca, NY-based singer-songwriter, guitar-, banjo-, mandolin- and flute-player. She has performed and recorded folk, bluegrass and other styles (jazz, pop, blues) for over 30 years (since childhood :) with her family band and a number of other groups. Naomi’s latest solo album, “Gentle As The Sun” was produced by Jim Rooney (Iris Dement, John Prine, Nanci Griffith) and recorded in Nashville with a stellar line-up of the town’s finest musicians as her back-up band. And last year, the Sommers Rosenthal Family Band (featuring Naomi's father, bluegrass musician Phil Rosenthal and her brother, jazz/folk trumpeter Daniel Rosenthal) released an album of original and traditional music titled "Down The Road". Naomi performs for adult and family/children’s shows, and has recently been developing toddler and school-age music programs and performances. (More about this coming soon!) She also plays in the all-female Ithaca old-time band, Gorge Hoppers.