What our staff has to say: “A charming, oddball, and gorgeous release on Folkways from a fascinating musical ensemble that defies categorization. It’s free and minimal, melodic and abstract. For fans of folk, ambient, minimal modern comp, and just about anything in between.” – Hannah
The Entourage Music and Theater Ensemble was an ambient music group. The primary members were founder and director Joe Clark on saxophones and keyboards; Rusti Clark on viola and guitar; Michael Smith on drums and percussion and Wall Matthews on guitars, keyboards, and percussion. Entourage formed in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 70’s, relocated to Millbrook, New York, then moved to New London, Connecticut in the mid-seventies and finally re-settled in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The group disbanded after the death of Joe Clark in 1983.