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Meadowlark brings Wildflowers concert with Gill photography to Old Town
Mother's Day at OTCA
Paul Gill's images provide background for Meadowlark May 13.
Paul Gill's images provide background for Meadowlark May 13.
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• What: Meadowlark's Mother's Day Concert with Paul Gill images

• When: May 13, 3 p.m.

• Where: Old Town Center for the Arts, 633 N. Fifth St., Cottonwood

• How Much: $15/adv; $17/door

• More Info: (928) 634-0940,

Fill your Mother's Day with beautiful wildflower images and the music of Meadowlark.

This very special matinee concert at Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood will feature full stage projection of colorful images by nature photographer, Paul Gill during the performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.

With flutes, pennywhistles, guitar and mandolin, the intriguing husband and wife duo, Meadowlark creates an uplifting, instrumental voyage inspired by the beauty of natural places. Riding between worlds, these seasoned story-weavers draw listeners in to experience the places and times that served as inspiration for their unique compositions: A hovering hawk takes flight through string-tapping on Rick Cyge's prized Lowden guitar; ocean surf resonates in the warm and mellow tones of Lynn Trombetta's flute.

Along the way, Meadowlark seems to change character in "chameleon-like" fashion from song to song, melding influences as diverse as Celtic, African, and Mediterranean in their original compositions

Nature photographer, Paul Gill will be at the event to sign his books and answer questions about his stunning images. Gill's photographs have appeared throughout Arizona Highways Magazine, calendars and books; in Natures Best Magazine; and in many additional scenic publications, calendars books and fine art galleries. A native of Arizona, he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and worked as an art director for seventeen years before turning all of his attention to photographing the grandeur of nature in 1975. Gill recently released the book, "Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona's Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where and How," which he co-authored with Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Analemma Press 2012)

Guitarist Rick Cyge's folk roots run deep and his "harp-like" fingerstyle guitar work wraps around the music. His New England folk beginnings as a singer/composer/guitarist were enhanced by his being founder of Wood & Strings Music Center, a hub of concerts, music instruction and fine instruments in the Boston scene. In 1989 his travels brought him to the deserts of Arizona. Cyge is former program director of the local venue, Studio Live. He currently resides in Sedona with wife and partner, Lynn Trombetta, an Arizona native.

Lynn Trombetta's musical career was nourished in the magnificent canyons of Sedona, where she spent her childhood summers, playing her flute from high and allowing the sounds to waft down through Oak Creek. She is also a visual artist and published author.

Meadowlark's discography includes eight releases that have garnered reviews in international magazines and international airplay, charting in the New Age Voice Top 100 Radio Play List. Their "Fire on the Mountain" benefit CD, underwritten by Salt River Project was released to raise funds for "Trees for the Rim," a reforestation project for areas damaged in the 2002 Rodeo-Chedeski fire. Cyge's original compositions, performed by Meadowlark, have been used for films including a film by Audubon Arizona for the Audubon Nature Center, Salt River Preserve. Learn more and see video clips and sound samples at

 Plan your Mother's Day around this beautiful concert Concert tickets for the Sunday matinee performance are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show. Tickets may be purchased online from and may also be purchased in Cottonwood at Desert Dancer, and Jerona Java Cafe and in Sedona at Golden Word Books and Music and Crystal Magic.

 Paul Gill's book and Meadowlark recordings will be available at the event.

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