With a good taste of blues and folk, a generous touch of swing jazz, a dash of soulful ballads, and the spectacular vocals of Ms. Donna Federico - you come close to capturing the sound of this exciting group. From straight- ahead blues to raucous washboard and jug tunes, The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine is a genre-bending band that has performed together for over 4 decades.
The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine has opened for acts such as David Amram, Eddie Gomez, Kate Wolf, Leon Redbone, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong , Roosevelt Sykes, Turk Murphy and has headlined many Folk and Jug Band Festivals across the country.
Here’s what the critics have said about the band:
“They are bursting at the seams, anxious to play. With a mad mixture of instruments and tunes, the (Amazing Dr.) Zarcon Breathing Machine is consistently exciting…..”
- Phil Elwood (S.F. Examiner)
“Last year’s sensation The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine from San Jose returns.”
- Sutter Creek Visitor’s Center Newsletter
“It’s this type of versatility that makes The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine the great musical group it is”
- Susan Greenwood (Niagara Gazette)