Best Burn it Down Ever! This spring we had the joy of performing our own show at the Lensic with some amazing students and teachers. Here’s a highlight from what really has been a high point of our lives to date. The band: Alex Addison singing, Caitlin Brothers, Leticia Gonzales, and Eugene Mason on percussion, Sam Armstrong on banjo, Blythe Brooks on trumpet, and Paul Brown on bass. Thanks to Jonathan Lowe for the video magic and Kabby for the audio mix.
And we were also very proud to be able to share the stage with these singers in the Turquoise Trail Charter School Chorus. They completed the circle, and gave real hope and meaning to the words – The bird is singing still, and so I still will sing.
These words in the air are woven so tightly, the joy and despair
Where is the choice? The answer so sweet in the sound of one voice –
You burn in the night, the faces all gathered in the fiery light
What peace may be found, when the embers burn dim and the shadow comes down?
Blending dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences, Santa Fe-based duo Round Mountain presents a singular take on folk music that is both foreign and familiar. The multi-multi-instrumentalist band of brothers has travelled the globe absorbing bits and pieces of musical cultures, returning to filter them through their own sepia-toned Americana framework.
Char and Robby Rothschild have been writing songs and singing together since they were kids harmonizing in the back of the family car. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they grew up, now with families of their own, yet their musical horizons are as broad as the world. They weave elements of world music into their original songs, providing both the comfort of the familiar with the excitement of the new. They themselves are family men as well as travelers, whose performances bridge folk and world genres. They play their original songs on a multitude of instruments from around the world, often playing several of those instruments at once. Their lyrics evoke the emotion of family, giving listeners a path to access the universal and rugged beauty conveyed by global traditional music.