Light of Life
The American Poets's core members are singer/songwriter duo Jeff & Christine Maldonado. For the past several years, they have performed in South Florida, as well as various regions throughout the U.S. to promote their first album of acoustic/folk songs under their former name 'The Providence'. They quickly developed a large following of dedicated fans and were widely respected and regarded as a vital force on South Florida's new music scene. It was during this time that they drew the attention of various local radio stations and t.v. programs, and were invited to perform on several live broadcasts. Soon after, they were chosen to perform on a nationally televised talent program, and subsequently had their songs featured in several independent films. When the time came to record their second album, Jeff & Christine wanted to expand their sonic horizons, and create a more diverse, dynamic and powerful sound. In order to accomplish this, they decided to seek out the most talented musicians they could find, that equally shared their passion and musical vision. Their search led them to drummer Orlando Machado. Orlando is well known as a skillful and talented drummer in South Florida, and is often sought out for live and studio projects. After meeting with Jeff & Christine and forseeing the concept they had in mind for their project, he felt compelled to sign on as a member of the band. Then, all that was needed to set the wheels in motion was finding a bass player that was up for the part. John Dadurka was that missing link that enabled Jeff & Christine's vision to take flight. Now, with a new name, additional band mates, and an emphatic indie pop/rock sound, The American Poets will be taking their music to audiences everywhere. The American Poets are: Christine Maldonado-vocals,percussion,guitars Jeff Maldonado-vocals,guitars Orlando Machado-drums Jon Dadurka-bass *Jeff & Christine chose 3 of their most popular songs from their first album as 'The Providence', and adapted them to be incuded in their debut CD as 'The American Poets'. To listen and purchase their first album under their former name 'The Providence', click on the link to the left.