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Bringing a rich diversity of music from Gospel hymns, Americana and bluegrass to traditional folk, this trio has often been equated to "angels singing" by their responsive and captivated listeners.  Their greatest gift is heartfelt and impeccable harmonies.


 

Raised in the central valley the Magnolia Rhythm Trio found their musical soul mates in each other when coming together in the picturesque big trees of Calaveras. Each member being immersed in their families' passion for music seemed to be the catalyst that joined these three talented women.  Debbie and Sammy garnered the MAMA (Modesto Area Music Award) as a duet while living in the same town.  Admiring each others' talents during musical jams, the three realized they were destined play together.

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Bringing a rich diversity of music from Gospel hymns, Americana and bluegrass to traditional folk, this trio has often been equated to "angels singing" by their responsive and captivated listeners.  Their greatest gift is heartfelt and impeccable harmonies.


 

Raised in the central valley the Magnolia Rhythm Trio found their musical soul mates in each other when coming together in the picturesque big trees of Calaveras. Each member being immersed in their families' passion for music seemed to be the catalyst that joined these three talented women.  Debbie and Sammy garnered the MAMA (Modesto Area Music Award) as a duet while living in the same town.  Admiring each others' talents during musical jams, the three realized they were destined play together.

 

Bringing a rich diversity of music from Gospel hymns, Americana and bluegrass to traditional folk, this trio has often been equated to "angels singing" by their responsive and captivated listeners.  Their greatest gift is heartfelt and impeccable harmonies.


 

Raised in the central valley, the Magnolia Rhythm Trio found their musical soul mates in each other when coming together in the picturesque big trees of Calaveras. Each member being immersed in their families' passion for music seemed to be the catalyst that joined these three talented women.  Debbie and Sammy garnered the MAMA (Modesto Area Music Award) as a duet while living in the same town.  Admiring each others' talents during musical jams, the three realized they were destined to play together.

Debbie Patterson sings with a distinct, sound all her own.  With this band she captures the essence of the Carter family style with her lead and harmony vocals.  This stems from her background where country and bluegrass music was part of everyday life.  Her Gibson Dove guitar lends a unique acoustic sound and her mandolin approach adds a nice bluegrass touch.

Tonja Peterson graces the group with her soulful lead vocals and her uncanny ability to  interweave melodic harmony vocals while keeping the trio in sync with her light-touch percussion artistry.  Tonja's mom was a professional big band singer with Lawrence Welk and Spade Cooley.  Being raised in that environment, made it a natural passion for her to pursue music.  

Sammy Leverone brings a strong Linda Ronstadt spirit to her unique vocal style.  She has a very diverse musical performance background.  She also currently performs with the vocal jazz trio, Almost Blue.   Because of Sammy's ability to move seamlessly from belting to crooning, her career has flowed from  rock to swing music and everything in between over her long and joyous career. 

 
Cryin' - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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California Dreamin' - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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Drifting Too Far From the Shore - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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I'm Wearin' a Hole - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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Those Memories - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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I'll Fly Away - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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Clear Blue Eyes - Magnolia Rhythm Trio
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