About Second Wind

Second Wind

Jason Foy is a lifelong musician, whose artistry on flute and whistles anchors this duo. His mandolin playing is intricate and precise, and his accompaniment on bouzouki makes for an exciting ride. Jason also plays djembe and bongos, adding interest as well as a gleeful spirit.

Barbara Calm introduces herself as a veterinarian and musician from Northwest Montana. Balance and harmony are central in her life, with music being the perfect complement to a life in medicine. Her hammered dulcimer drives the rhythm, dances lightly around a melody, and fills a room with warm vibrating sound. Her newest instrument, the octave mandolin weaves lilting harmonies atop the rhythm. She also plays penny whistle and guitar and may throw in her marimba or trombone on occasion.

Together they are Second Wind. Their background is in Celtic traditions and to these roots they remain true most of the time! They find joy in experimental approaches to traditional tunes and continually find new inspiration from some great contemporary bands from Ireland and the British Isles. They love the creative freedom of playing as a duo; being portable, adaptive, and able to evolve with the wind in unusual and delightful directions.