Shades of Winter
Members: Don de Leaumont, Jennifer Hansen, Susie Hicks, Elana Scheiner
Shades of Winter was born of a dream/wish that I had. At the time, I had been writing material that didn’t seem to really work well with my solo folk/Americana stuff and I wanted to have an outlet for these other “different” songs. After a chance meeting with Jennifer Hansen, we decided to start doing shows as a duo. After a few shows, our vision began to grow and we added a very talented fiddle player named Susie Hicks. Even after that, our sound seemed to be missing something so after finding cellist Elana Scheiner, our sound was now complete. Shades of Winter didn’t last long but it still remains something that I am extremely proud of and that I wish I could’ve seen us go much further than we did. Both the good times and the bad times were very influential to me and taught me many valuable lessons.