Burlap to Cashmere was founded in Brooklyn, summer of '95, when Manager Jamison Ernest discovered cousins John Philippidis and Steven DeLopoulos playing in a coffee house. Later, lifelong friends Mike Ernest (guitar), Theodore Pagano (drums), Roby Guarnera (bass), and Josh Zandman (key boards) joined. Lastly, Percussionist Scott Barksdale answered an ad in the paper to complete the band. Their music is a distinct sound made up of folk music combined with arrangements full of flamenco guitar, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and old-world Greek bazouki.
Currently, Steven Delopoulos has released his 2nd solo record entitled Straight Jacket. A follow up to his 1st release Me Died Blue. Johnny Phillippidis has recovered from a major accident, in full health, and has just finished a 2 month tour of Australia with his band Tamarama. The tour, titled "Billabong Sessions" was sponsored by Billabong and Hugo Boss. As well as playing with Tamarama, he recorded a record with Lateral View/Sony artist Danielle Evin, Worked with legendary Producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones) Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Paul Mcartney) and Jay Mesina. His works also touch film and media (VH1, MTV, Guinness etc...) Burlap to Cashmere continue to tour the states and has yet to release a third record, but new music has been written and performed. The group plans to release a third if not last Record.
As of 2008 Burlap to Cashmere have been virtually inactive. Rumors of new recordings have not been substantiated.
|Anybody Out There?||1998||A&M|
|Live at the Bitter End||1998||A&M|
|Burlap To Cashmere||2011||Jive Records|