GypsySpark is a collaboration between Jimmy and Talia Lumpkin, with Brenda Bledsoe. It came about from a 2015 album Jimmy made called Gypsy Spark, inspired by a handmade Native American flute, given to him by Donald Porta. Jimmy was fascinated by the instrument's sound, and learned how to play it for the album.
In 2018, after seeing Jimmy perform, Brenda purchased a copy of Gypsy Spark. Being a songwriter and wooden flute musician, she felt a bond to their music. And, after hearing Brenda's songs, the Lumpkin's felt the same. Jimmy produced a demo recording of her song 'Keepers' and shortly after, they began performing together.
The Gulf Coast has many places to hear live music and enjoy great food and ambience. GypsySpark brings something different to these venues, with an acoustic-centered sound that intertwines flute and guitar. It's a little nostalgic of 60's folk, but also something current and intangible. Elements of a wide-range of genres could be guessed at for inspiration.
Their 2019 debut album, World Shakers, is available for download here on the Music page, and on most music sites, such as Spotify. Pick up a CD when you hear them at a live show. This album is a compilation of songs meant to inspire people to make wise choices for the Earth, and all of life in it's delicate balance. You will also hear tales of cheer and woe as they seek to transport you to another realm with their music.