Quartet offers an energetic show full of close harmony singing and spirited banjo picking mixed with polyphonic vocal music from Eastern Europe, Corsica, Basque Country and more. Includes a few songs from their 2014 State Department tour of Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.
In 2014, Windborne was selected by the US Department of State to tour internationally as cultural ambassadors through music. They traveled to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola, touring with internationally known artists, performing at sold-out national theaters, and collaborating with traditional musicians in each country. They also taught music and dance workshops to schoolchildren, English-language learners, dance schools, choirs, and music conservatories.
“The singers of the Windborne have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a cappella harmony.”
Members of Windborne: Lauren Breunig (vocals), Lynn Rowan (vocals, percussion), Will Rowan (vocals, banjo, jaw harp), Jeremy Carter-Gordon (vocals, banjo)
Advanced Tickets are $12. $15 Day of show