started on the

streets of Paris

When Jeff Whiteley first heard Lori Decker sing, he told her if she sang in the streets of Paris something would happen. She said, ‘Let’s go see.’ They went to Paris. She sang, and traffic stopped.

Lark & Spur’s founders, Lori Decker and Jeff Whiteley began their musical career together as street musicians (acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals) in Paris, Munich and other European cities. Those early street performances led to appearances on radio and TV in France and Switzerland, and ultimately to invitations to perform at major music festivals: the Deauville, Jazz à Juan (Juan les Pins), Montreux and Brienz Jazz Festivals.  Along the way, other musicians were added. Now the line-up includes Steve Keen on piano and musette; Alicia Wrigley-Gailey on bass and vocals, Mike Fjerstad on guitar and Jay Lawrence on vibes and percussion. For some shows, Lark & Spur adds ballroom dancers Kayci and Casey Treu.

Lark & Spur is based in Salt Lake City Utah. US performance credits include innumerable private events, events for the Utah Symphony, appearances at the River Horse in Park City, and appearances at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, performances at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden, and at the Viridian Center in West Jordan and at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

Excellence in the Community

There is a direct connection between Lark & Spur’s experiences in France, and the Excellence in the Community project. In France, the people paid attention when the quality of the music was high. The setting did not matter. The discrepancy between the sense of momentum in France, (each performance leading to something bigger and better), and what never happened in Utah; (innumerable back ground gigs leading only to more back ground music gigs), caused serious reflection. The result was the creation in 2005 of the Excellence in the Community non profit arts project. Excellence in the Community began with a Lark & Spur concert at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

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The Music of Lark & Spur

Our first video was posted on YouTube in 2006 and since then we have received over 5,400,000 views from countries all around the planet.

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Will Ye Go Lassie Go 4:19


Experience soaring mountains, lush valleys, and majestic castles all set to the lovely Scottish music folk song.

O Come O Come Emmanuel 4:34


12th century as a Latin chant during Advent season in the Catholic church.

Still, Still, Still 1:31


A beautiful traditional German Christmas carol, evoking images of peace and tranquility.