Burgundy Pearl - Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, pleasing guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.
Peggy Sullivan is a wonderful guitarist with a beautiful and sensitive voice you will not soon forget. Singing harmony with her five sisters in the early years, she honed the family gift of vocal blending, the magical harmony that eludes most singers. She has a delicate approach to arranging guitar and voice pieces that makes you feel she lived every line of the song. Peggy is an enthusiast of old-time and old country music genres, and of swing jazz chords, all of which you can hear bleeding over into arrangements. Over the years she has performed with old-time groups Smoke Creek, and The Smelter Rats, Irish vocal group Atlantic Island Ties, and has performed solo within the poetry community for poetry slams and poetry open mics.
Ron Dalton is a prolific and talented songwriter who can weave a web of words and heart around a song. His dynamic voice expresses lyrics with a highly trained and expressive vocal range. A native Washingtonian, Ron grew up in the wilds of Edmonds hearing his mother play piano and harmonizing. Early on, he performed with regional vocal jazz groups “The Impressions”, “Soundsations” and “The Kiro Choral”. Later, as he picked up the guitar, he delved into his own writing and song, with themes that have been embraced by may audiences. Ron has performed with several groups over the years including The Dalton Gang, The Dalton Trio, Old Dog-New Tricks, The Raging Zepher, Michael Guthrie Band, and Deb Seymour and the Debonairs.