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The Whispering Tree
August 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$10
With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Franco/American duo have been captivating audiences around the world since meeting in London. Now based in the Hudson Valley, Keyboard Magazine has described them as “tastily combining wistful folk, mellow rock and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass.”
At the heart of The Whispering Tree are singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Franco/American duo have been captivating audiences around the world since meeting at music school in London.
Their eponymous debut EP and subsequent full-length album, Go Call The Captain were heavily influenced by their travels abroad, which have taken them from their home base in New York to South America to a seven-month gig in Macau (China). Go Call The Captain was named “one of the year’s most luminous albums” by The Big Takeover Magazine, and NYC’s The Deli magazine called The Whispering Tree “one of the most talented duos to take stage in NYC.”
After relocating to the Hudson River Valley, The Whispering Tree released their follow-up EP, The Escape and were honored to lend their voices to Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt’s, A More Perfect Union. While working on new material for their fourth release (due early 2018) The Whispering Tree have released several singles re-imagining classic rock tunes as plaintive, harmony driven folk songs and have returned to Europe for tours in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.
- 2017 New Folk Finalists
- 2017 Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project Winners
- Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase Artist (NERFA)
- Two time North East Regional Folk Alliance Showcase Artist
- Two time Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist
- Performed on Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt’s “A More Perfect Union”
- First place Songdoor International Songwriting Competition
- Featured on “One Tree Hill” and “The Client List”
“Easily one of the strongest bands to emerge from the New York indie music scene…The Whispering Tree has burst through the glass ceiling, demanding the respect they deserve as one of the most talented duos to take stage in NYC.” – Deli Magazine
“The fullness and deepness of their sound was astounding…their musical influence filled the entirety of the room.” – Examiner.com
“The Whispering Tree manage to be extremely accessible without compromising the intelligence of their music. To say that Kleiner sounds like an edgier version of Tift Merritt, or Shelby Lynne in a pensive, cosmopolitan moment, doesn’t do justice to the originality of her songwriting or her unaffected, disarmingly direct vocals. The band were amazing”