BRASS MENAZERI COLLABORATIONS
Official release date: November 3, 2017PURCHASE ON CD & VINYLDIGITAL OUTLETS: AMAZON: HTTP://AMZN.TO/2HWDDGJ, ITUNES: HTTP://APPLE.CO/2HUSBXHGOOGLE PLAY: HTTP://BIT.LY/2IVAHMW, SPOTIFY: HTTP://SPOTI.FI/2ZHD9OW
In 2010, Hearth Music arranged the ground-breaking collaboration between Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri for the 2010 Seattle Folk Festival. That work has inspired these artists to work together long-term. The fruits of their creative melding can be heard on their new release.
CHECK OUT THESE GLOWING FEATURES & REVIEWS: THE VINYL DISTRICT, IF IT'S TOO LOUD, WNYC, BRUM RADIO UKAlbum design by Dejah Leger
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Album design by Dejah Leger
Featuring vocals by Briget Boyle
TRUE LIFE TRIO
True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas & beyond. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou. TLT’s improvisation-laced repertoire includes original songs and folk tunes from far-flung lands such as Macedonia, Louisiana, Albania, Ukraine, Mexico, Poland, Italy and Georgia. Featuring the powerful vocal talents of three dynamic performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, the trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music that lends itself to three-part vocal harmony, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles. The result is a sweet, sonic explosion that melts in the listener’s ear and that is uniquely True Life Trio.
True Life Trio is:Leslie Bonnett: voice, fiddle, percussionBriget Boyle: voice, guitar, percussionJuliana Graffagna: voice, accordion, percussion
Photo by April Renae
Extended through Sunday, May 6Opening Night: Thursday, March 22Presented by Shotgun Players & Kitka Women's Vocal EnsembleCreated by Janet Kutulas, Michelle Carter, & Erika Chong Shuch
A contemporary folk opera that reimagines Eastern European fairy tales as radical stories for our time, Iron Shoes brings together a rambunctious, world-class ensemble of vocalists, dancers, and actors to evoke what it really means to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.
“Wry, sympathetic, and often hilarious”—Andrew Gilbert | San Francisco Chronicle
“Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes will change you, [composer] Kutulas suggests. Fairy tales are transformative, after all. Will the magic that put you in iron shoes pull you down, or will you use it to break free?”—Lou Fancher | San Francisco Classical Voice
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