Determined to break the mold of typical acoustic guitar and violin music, Perpetual Motion dive into blues, rock, jazz, and world music. For Tom and Josie, everything is an inspiration. Josie and Tom create a musical escape that brings the listener on a wonderful journey.

Winner 2020 Peace Song Award “Best Jazz”

Nominated for Zone Music Award “Best Acoustic Instrumental Album” 2020

Nominated One World Music Award “Best Contemporary Instrumental” 2020

Nominated for Zone Music Award “Best Acoustic Instrumental Album” 2020

Chuck Montera

“I can't say enough good things about Perpetual Motion. Every concert I've attended has been outstanding. Whether it's in front of 200 people at Swallow Hill Music or 40 at Mercury Cafe Denver, they always deliver. Tom Carleno and Josie Quick are outstanding musicians. Their music is like taking a journey around the world. They incorporate the styles of samba, bossa nova, calypso, flamenco, Django-style hot jazz, and rock into their songs. The emotion they convey through their songs is real and heartfelt.”

Hanna AckermanConcert Director, Swallow Hill Music

“Remarkably, Perpetual Motion does exactly what their name says. From the moment the lights come upon them, they are engaged with their audience, sweeping them along on a quick trip around the world. It’s rare and beautiful to see a whole room of vastly different people moving together, leaving their everyday world behind, and being carried, up and away by Perpetual Motion’s lively melodies and expert musicianship. Perpetual Motion creates an escape and brings their audiences with them on a rising wave of fun, beauty, and connection until the very last note.

Saul RosenthalFounding member of Rocky Mountain Jewgrass and owner, The Denver Folklore Center

“Spend a few minutes in person with PERPETUAL MOTION members Josie Quick and Tom Carleno and you will see their unique and undeniable chemistry as a couple, each playing off the other with the same quirky sense of humor, quick smile, and easy-going nature. That same chemistry is instantly apparent when they perform instrumentally live as well. Josie’s violin and Tom’s guitar pirouette around the other in a delightful dance of in-sync simpatico. Whether you see them in concert or hear one of their albums, you will hear more than enough virtuosity to instill admiration and respect for their talent.”

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