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What’s Up With Us

We’re celebrating a great show in March by playing a duo show at GiG in Santa Fe this Friday, May 29th! We know that concert in March really happened because it’s on video, faithfully recorded by Jonathan Lowe / Video Magic. It was entitled “Beginnings Where the Endings Be”, so nothing is more befitting than to edit the footage for the last songs first…

Here’s the encore, featuring the Santa Fe Youth Philharmonia, a youth orchestra comprised of 10-15 year old musicians directed by our own music teacher, Richard Snider, and two groups comprised of our students – the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Chorus, led by Steven Paxton, and the Turquoise Trail Charter School Chorus led by Sonya Solock. Much, much brightness in this performance!

Here’s Alight, which featured a heart-rendingly sweet group of virtuosi friends from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the chorus from that school (our alma mater, wherein possibly lies the Rosetta Stone of our musical language) led by Steven Paxton, and an incredible showing from the Santa Fe Youth Philharmonia.

More to come soon!

Quote of the Moment

Don’t be stymied and don’t be slow / you must live that river flowing through your soul / will you sing that song with me, my friend / may we sing forever, may it never end.

We are…

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.