The Giant Smile Orchestra

Contributing Musicans have included:

Bradley Grove Hyson – is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has made music since the age of two.  He has played in a number of bands and as a solo artist.  He has penned over 100 original songs including the them song for an independent theater production company.  He has appeared on bills with Richie Havens, Allison Kraus & Union Station, the Pixes, Don MacLean, Luther “Guitar” Johnson, Jr., and Livingston Taylor at venues throughout the Northeast.

George Dussault – is a viruoso, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and composer and the founder and lead engineer of Galilee Productions recording studios.  He has been featured on countless CD releases and in 2000, George founded Spiney Norman with long-time accomplice Rob Barwick and percussionist-extraordinaire Rick Morin. In 2001 a track from their then in-progress debut album was released worldwide on “Handmade,” compilation CD produced by the Canadian Mountain Rhythms corporation. The band’s full length album, “The Trials And Tribulations of Spiney Norman,” was released in September of 2001, recorded at Galilee and featuring 11 songs written or cowritten by George. It has met with wide critical acclaim and has been a steady seller on and other online retailers. Their next album is due out in June of 2003. Meanwhile, George keeps up a ridiculously busy schedule of teaching, performing and producing. He owns a home in Pawtucket, RI where he lives with his wife and three children.

Bob Giusti – is a veteran drummer who appeared on leader of the Pixies’ Frank Black’s 1st solo album.  His long time band -, Rash of Stabbings, The Raindogs (2nd drummer last year of band) and now The DinoClub as well as on countless local releases and demo tapes as a “session” drummer, opening for everyone from Bob Dylan, to Billy Idol to The Ramones.

Barry Brown – is a virtuoso finger style guitar, mandolin, banjo, and slide master who has performed across the US with groups for over 35 years from Michigan to the east coast. His performing credits include shows with Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry & Browny McGee and 40 years in the folk circuit 25 years in Midwest 64 – 90, folk music groups, blues bands, bluegrass, side guitar man for various groups, house guitar player at Black Pearl in Newport for 1 ½ years, played on shows w/ Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry & Browny McGee, played at same Detroit coffee house w/ Joni Mitchell & played w/ her several times, when she was still playing w/ husband Chuck, over the years worked w/ lots of musical venues playing brazillian, jazz, four years backup guitar for Jim Polana, Boston – Cape, guitar lessons for 30 years – country – Brazillion Jazz

Jackie Damsky has been playing violin since age 9, originally schooled in the classical tradition. She joined the Cambridge music scene in 2001, performing with and has played played in numerous groups and collaborations, and appeared on several CD’s. Her folk appearances include Club Passim, The Nameless, Belmont, Squawk, and Gladly’s Coffeehouses in the Boston area, and The Coffee Depot in Warren, RI with String Soup. She also played with folk-singer Rod MacDonald in Champagny du sur, France in the summer of 2002. Her acoustic rock appearances with the Boston-based Adam Ezra Group include The House of Blues, The Paradise, Gillette Stadium, Harper’s Ferry, The Harp, The Burren, Roggies, Capo’s, and The Muse in Massachusetts, and The Bitter End and The Elbow Room in NYC. Jackie, with the Adam Ezra Group, could also be seen this past August opening for the GooGoo Dolls at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chris Turner – was educated at London EALING COLLEGE, London Instruments and plays the harmonicas, flutes, Bagpipes, Shawms, Keyboards, Percussion, Brass, Synthesizers.
Born into a musical family in London, England, Chris Turner learned harmonica and recorder as a child. He has been playing professionally since 1967 working in a variety of idioms including Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Early and Avant-garde music. While traveling extensively in Europe and Africa, he assimilated many different musical styles. Early in the 1970*s, Chris studied composition with Christopher Small and improvisation with John Stevens. In 1975, Chris Turner was recognized for his virtuosity when he was awarded the European Harmonica Championship. Chris has toured with numerous professional bands and appears on many recordings . He has worked extensively as a Composer, Music Director, and Arranger for various theatrical organizations including Rhode Island*s prestigious Trinity Repertory Company, as well as for films, animations, radio and t.v. Besides a variety of harmonicas, Chris is also proficient on flutes, bagpipes, shawrns, keyboards, brass, synthesizers and some percussion.  Bands include: Missouri Compromise, Ian Anderson*s Blues Band, Champion Jack Dupree, The Screw, S.M.E., Portsmouth Sinfonia, Have Mercy, One Band, Otis & Ridley Band, Nee Ningy, Woodchucks in Babylon, Big Zucchinis, Bo Lozofç Mimi Farina, Big Boy Henry, Smiling Dogs, The Hubbards, The Players, The Whompers, Bobby Bradford, Eugene Chadbourne, 100th Monkey, WuJi, and many more.  Compositions: Various works for Solo, Ensemble, Live and Tape have been presented in Concert performances, Recordings, Plays, Dances, Films, Animations, Radio and T.V.