Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten had humble beginnings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but she would go on to launch a storied musical career that spanned four decades, gaining national renown and the title of oldest woman to ever win a Grammy.
Rivers is a Harrisburg-area, all-acoustic trio consisting of lead guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Vincent Yarnell, percussionist/vocalist Matt Sinkovitz, and upright bassist/vocalist Joe Schaefer. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising sound and song. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.
On November 2nd Ben and Ellen Harper: A House Is A Home will premier on Palladia documenting the creation of the album Childhood Home released earlier this year.
“Russian folk music has rich melodies and harmonies,” explains Russian immigrant Sergei Teleshev who first came to the US to share his culture in 1996 when his group, Trio Veronezh, was invited to perform at the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon. The trio relocated permanently to the US in 2000 and spends most of the year touring and teaching audiences about Russian folk music traditions.