|Oct 05, 2019 (Sat) / 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets here: https://windborne-seattle.brownpapertickets.com|
|Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle|
We are thrilled to welcome Windborne back, after their delightful concert and first Seattle visit (last March 2018). Specializing in close harmony singing, this New England quartet has sought out living masters of traditional US singing styles and other styles around the world, to develop a deep connection to their songs and to the people they come from.
The result is engaging performances, filled with vibrant energy, beautiful, close harmonies, seasoned with a little banjo and percussion to round it all out.
“A quartet the likes of which I haven’t seen since… Coope, Boyes and Simpson, the Watersons, or The Voice Squad. Just absolutely phenomenal! -BBC Traveling Folk
Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The combined talents and experience of these four young musicians make for wonderful concerts, filled with entertaining stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. Folk musicologist Mary DesRosiers acclaims Windborne for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements.”
Their repertoire includes music from all over the globe, including the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Corsica, Basque Country, and Quebec, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
In addition to touring with Windborne, all four have performed extensively in the US and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus. In 2010 Windborne won first place in the Young Tradition Vermont Showcase Competition. They have appeared at folk festivals and concert venues around New England, and have taught workshops at universities in the northeast. In 2014, Windborne toured as musical ambassadors to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola with American Music Abroad, a program supported by the US Department of State.
“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 capella harmony.” -Peter Amidon
The singers of WIndborne will offer a Close Harmony Singing Workshop:
1-3PM at the Home Street Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave N
Windborne is known for the rich harmonies as they sing songs of labor and songs from around the world. This workshop will focus on BOTH of those – workers songs and songs from around the world! Take this opportunity to work with these wonderful singers and to hear about the source singers they’ve learned from.
This is NOT a ticketed event. Seats will be filled on a first come first served basis (capacity is 30). Suggested Donation $10-25, by ability. Enter via the side door, street parking only (don’t use the lot).