Daria Dzurik & Graham Robinson
In this time of physical distancing, we created Master Clips series to support and shine a light on some of the musicians who have been involved in various programs of Positive Vibrations Foundation over the last 10 years. These mini episodes are tailored to both aspiring musicians and curious music fans.
Learn more about the musicians in below and watch their Master Clips episodes >here<.
Daria Dzurik is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and steel pannist, and spearheads the project Daria & The Hip Drops where she fronts the band with her original compositions. She performs on Double Seconds, her steel pan of choice, with The Hip Drops and also with Mike Dillon's Punk Rock Percussion Consortium. The Double Seconds have taken Daria to compete in Panorama in St. Lucia with the Laborie Steel Orchestra, and in Trinidad and Tobago with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra over the past two years. She has also performed with Disney's "Imagination Movers", and with the members of Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer Band. When she is not engulfed in working on music, Daria spends time on dance routines and visual artwork.
Born and raised along the woods and estuaries of the Tomoka state park, Graham Robinson was surely inundated with the Soul Rock and Roll Power that the Allman brothers, Tom Petty and other musical visionaries from the surrounding area were possessed by. Playing with local blues and rock bands from the age of 12, he would join the renowned Spruce Creek High-school Jazz Ensemble and burgeon from there. Attending Florida State University, under the tutelage of Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson and Marcus Roberts, Graham would formulate an identity and style that is refined yet exuberant. Shortly after graduating, New Orleans would beckon. Engineering and performing on numerous records at the (ain’t dere no more) Fudge Recording Studio, diversity of styles would prove to be an asset for Robinson. He continues to work recording and composing for film, and as a session artist specializing on bass, guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
You can catch Graham live in person, as he currently is performing with artists as diverse as Zachary Richard, Raw Oyster Cult (members of the Radiators), John Gros (of Papa Grows Funk), Daria and the Hip Drops, the Morning Life, the Tanglers Bluegrass Band, Susan Cowsill, and the Charles Brewer Trio.