Warm - Innovative,
Their sound is as honest as their country tradition
with a musical sophistication beyond their years. Warm - Brenda
Linton, Steve Davis, Donnie Brooks and Robert Hudson - is that rare
commodity on the Pop Music scene - vital and innovative without resorting
to gimmickry and theatrics.
Warm travels the depth and breadth of musical experience.
With each performance Warm takes you down many
musical roads. As their incredibly beautiful,
hand-made, country songs mirror the dirt trails of the
rural South, their feel for the jazz, rock and blues
of the Asphalt City is just as sure.
180 performances in the first eight months of 1970,
the Warm reputation has grown from a devoted college
underground following to that of a campus attraction. Campus
reviewers and critics are writing glowingly of their
music and performances. Record releases are forthcoming.
Brenda Linton, Steve Davis, Donnie Brooks and Robert Hudson are equally
vital and contributing members of Warm. As individuals, they are
superb lead vocalists; together, their harmony takes on an added dimension.
Brenda Linton, from Washington, NC, plays piano, bells and harpsichord,
covering a wide range of musical emotions from ballad to funk; Steve
Davis, McLean, Va., formerly a music major, plays guitar,flute and drums;
Donnie Brooks, Harkers Island, NC, is a highly original songwriter and
bass guitarist; Robert Hudson, displaying equal insight as a songwriter
plays guitar and drums.
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in Greenville, NC, Warm was one of North Carolina's
first Folk Rock bands. Warm played throughout
the South and released one single, "My Mary",
written by Donnie Brooks. We were fortunate to be the
opening act for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on two occasions.
We also opened for Rare Earth, The Happenings, and Uriah
Heep. The band consisted of the six members
in the picture on the left for about six months and
then changed to the personnel in the second picture.
Davis - Lead Guitar, Flute, Drums, Vocals
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Brenda Linton - Keyboards, Vocals
Donnie Brooks - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Robert Hudson - Drums, Acoustic Guitar,
Danny Potaire - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Kitty Cobis - Vocals, Percussion
Linda Stoffel - Vocals, Percussion
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Where Are They Now?
and his wife have recently moved to Pittsboro, NC. He released
a fine CD in 1999 which has some of Nashville's hottest studio musicians
backing him up.
Brenda Linton lives in Burnsville, NC and works as economics
consultant by day and has recently formed a new group - The
Brenda Linton Band. Click
here to go to Brenda's Website.
Last time I saw Kitty Cobis West,
she was living and playing music in Beaufort, NC. I recently heard
from Kitty after she stumbled onto this website late one night. She
enclosed the following picture of her playing in concert with Arlo Guthrie
at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 24, 2001 - way to go Kitty! Here
is a link to her website: www.clis.com/kittywest/
by Regina Faith Claeys
Stephen Davis lives in Brooksville, Florida
with his wife Sue. They have two children. Steve manages a group of
mental health care therapists and still finds time to play guitar and
flute and write songs.
Donnie Brooks lives on Harkers Island.
I've lost touch with Linda Stoffel, so if you see this Linda,
please email me and let me know what you're doing.
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