Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fano Free Folk Festival & Copenhagen, Denmark July 2014

Fano Island, Denmark.  Photo by Buck Curran

Arborea performing at Fano Free Folk Festival, 25 July 2014

Fanø Free Folk Festival Jam with Raphael Roginski, P.o. Jørgens, Shanti Curran, Buck Curran, Paolo Laboule Novellino - LABOULE, Ayman Asfour, Daniel Merrill, Olga Szymula. Fano, Denmark, Saturday 26 July 2014.
Arborea performing at Maos Lyst, Copenhagen 24 July 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fano Free Folk Festival 2014

Arborea will be performing at the Fano Free Folk Festival, on the island of Fano, Denmark on Friday, July 25th.

June 2014 Paintings (18 x 24 )

Two new paintings by Buck For Sale, Painted in June. 18 x 24 Water Color on Heavy Weight Acid Free Paper.These are Unframed with the option to Frame. Send us a message for details.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cherry Tree Carol and The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Our arrangement of 'Cherry Tree Carol' is part of a Shirley Collins 'Inspired' compilation to help raise funds thru Kickstarter, for the documentary 'The Ballad of Shirley Collins'. We first learned of the song from Shirley's album 'Sweet England' recorded in 1959. Cherry Tree Carol is one of the oldest known Folk Songs…the earliest form of the song is said to have been sung at the Feast of Corpus Christi in the early 15th century.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Ballad of Shirley Collins - Kickstarter

Help support this important Kickstarter Project for the Shirley Collin's Documentary 'The Ballad of Shirley Collins' being produced by Burning Bridges and Fifth Column Films. Additional reward includes a compilation of Shirley Collin's 'Inspired' music…recordings by Will Oldham, Ned Oldham, Sam Amidon, Arborea and more.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Robbie Basho Tribute and Film Benefit Concert with Arborea, Daniel Bachman, Ryley Walker August 23rd, Philadelphia

We've organized a very special concert with Arborea, Daniel Bachman, and Ryley Walker for Saturday, August 23rd in Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda's:

Details Johnny Brenda's and Alabaster Museum present a special concert in tribute to the late guitarist Robbie Basho. The event is also a benefit to raise funds to complete the first everdocumentary film about Basho - titled Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho - currently in the works by London-based filmmaker Liam Barker. The lineup includes performances by Virginia based guitarist Daniel Bachman, Maine based folk duo Arborea, and Chicago based guitarist/singer-songwriter Ryley Walker. ….performers whose work has been inspired by Robbie Basho's music. A preview of the film in production will be featured during the evening, and a drawing to win a vinyl copy of the Robbie Basho tribute record 'We Are All One, In The Sun'...produced by Arborea for Important Records in 2010. The album made Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Best Albums of 2010, 'Editors Top Pick' Guitar Player Magazine, Pitchfork 7.9, etc. The 180 gram vinyl edition of the Basho tribute was released on the UK label alt.vinyl in a limited 300 copy edition and is now Sold Out.

About Robbie Basho Robbie Basho (1940 - 1986) was a Berkeley-based composer, guitarist, and vocalist and one of the foremost proponents of steel string acoustic guitar as a solo concert instrument. Along with John Fahey and Leo Kottke, Basho was part of the triumvirate of pioneering guitarists on the Berkeley-based Takoma label in the 1960s. Basho went on to record for Windham Hill, and was an important influence on the label’s founder, guitarist William Ackerman. His innovative guitar compositions incorporated American folk, European, and Eastern influences, and he is credited for developing the improvisational “American raga” style.

About the Film Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho is a journey into the heart of an artist's lifelong struggle - designed to illuminate and satiate existing fans while serving as a perfect starting point for the uninitiated. Produced by London based director Liam Barker, Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho features interviews with Basho's former students, contemporaries and few close friends; interspersed with abstract employment of archive footage and photography of the natural phenomena and localities that informed Basho's work. Basho claimed to paint America with music; the film will attempt to transfigure Robbie Basho with sound and images.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Arborea Live @ Owl + Raven

Arborea at Owl + Raven, Rockport, Maine June, 2013. Photo by Sarah Meredith

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Original Watercolor Paintings 18 X 24 - For Sale To Help Fund The Next Arborea Album

For Sale towards funding the next Arborea album! Original Watercolor Paintings by Buck circa 2000 - 18 x 24 and four 8.5 x 11's. They are all painted on acid free, heavy weight, watercolor paper.These were all created in stream of consciousness one night in 2000 in Norfolk, Virginia. A copy of our next album will be included when finished. Unframed with the option to Frame. Send us a message for details

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Upcoming Shows 2014

May 15 Dover Brick House/Dover, NH 23 Columbus Theatre (w/Minibeast and Allsyen Callery)/Providence, RI 30 Six Depot Gallery/West Stockbridge, MA June 14 Owl + Raven/Rockport, ME 20 Harry Brown's Festival/Starks, ME July tba Italy, Germany 25 Fano Free Folk Festival/Fano, Denmark August 21 Acoustic Music Works/Pittsburg, PA (w/Eric Carbonara) 22 Make Space Gallery/Harrisburg, PA (w/Eric Carbonara) 23 TBA (Robbie Basho tribute w/Daniel Bachman)/Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arborea's March Tour 2014 & SXSW Photo Album

Photos from our recent US tour and showcases at SXSW 2014. SXSW 2014 Photos by Heather Ubiles and Travis Gallagher, Tour Photos by Shanti Curran and Buck Curran.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Arborea's Tour March 2014 (& SXSW)

Arborea is heading out on tour March 1st playing shows in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, to Austin Texas for SXSW, and back to the East Coast for shows in Maryland, Washington DC, New York City, and Connecticut. There are some Amazing shows lined up with very Special Guests. We hope to meet lots of new people along the way and also looking forward to seeing old friends:

Arborea's March 2014 tour (& SXSW):
1 Schlow Library/State College, PA (w/Daniel Bachman & Alexander Turnquist)
4 Nightlight/Chapel Hill, NC (w/Jesse Wooten and Skylar Gudasz)
5 Mothlight/Asheville, NC (w/Halli and Ryan of River Whyless)
7 The Well Coffeehouse/Nashville, TN (w/The Rushings)
9 Standpipe Cafe/Lufkin, TX
10 Mezamiz Coffee House/Abilene, TX (w/Hopeful Heroines)
13 Charm School Vintage SXSW/Austin, TX (w/New Bums, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Jerry DeCicca, Jess Williamson)
14 St David's Bethell Hall Official SXSW Showcase/Austin, TX
18 Fifth Dimension/Baltimore, MD (w/Marian McLaughlin & Early Universe)
19 The Dunes/Washington D.C. (w/Marian McLaughlin & Janel and Anthony)
20 Rigby Mansion/Philadelphia, PA (w/Gardner Sheppard duo and Jesse Sparhawk)
21 Joe's Pub/NYC (with Cassandra Jenkins & Anders Griffen)
22 AcousticMusic.Org Presents/Guilford, CT
28 One Longfellow Square/Portland, ME (w/Christopher Paul Stelling)

Paco De Lucia

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Arborea at Augustos Bridge, Narni Italy

Arborea @ Augustos Bridge, Narni, Italy October 2013 On tour with LABOULE...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SXSW 2014

Along with our Official SXSW Showcase at St David's Bethell Hall on Friday, March 14th @ 9:30pm….Arborea will be a part of an Un-official showcase presented by Strange Victory Touring on March 13th @ Charm School Vintage 1 to 5pm. We'll see you in Texas!

Friday, January 17, 2014

All Roads Lead To SXSW

Our latest video for 'After the Flood Only Love Remains' is now up on SXSW's Official Youtube Channel. We'll be posting our venue and performance time soon. We're looking forward to heading to Austin soon…it's been an incredibly cold challenging Winter and we're looking forward to Southern latitudes and meeting new people, seeing good friends, and hearing lots of great music.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year….Welcome 2014

Ok people listen up. It's been an intense year for many of us, we've struggled and learned and we are not the same people we were a few years ago! The energies of today and tonight are intense and they are building into a huge release of all that has held us back in past times. There is still darkness and always will be but now the light shines forth stronger than ever. Take tonight to fully realize who your are, your power to manifest change and to move forward into the age of light and life. Mindfully keep your balance, joyfully spread love and acceptance and make glorious plans for this new year because we can tell you unequivocally that it's going to be an amazing one. We're very very blessed to know you all in this time and place. HAPPY NEW YEAR… ~Shanti and Buck (December 31st)

LABOULE 'Bouzouki e balene'

LABOULE "Bouzouki e balene" from Public Image Unlimited on Vimeo.
'Bouzouki e balene' from the new album Refugio by LABOULE. It was a pleasure to tour with Paolo Novellino (aka LOUBOULE) in Italy this past October. His new album Refugio is a beautiful musical portrait worth discovering…and one of our favorite albums of 2013.

Monday, December 30, 2013

'Then Play On' - Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac (2013 Reissue)

'Before the Beginning' from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 1969 album 'Then Play On'. 2013 saw the reissue of this album in a 'deluxe edition'. It's an absolutely Beautiful album!  As well, textura recently asked us to list our favorite album for their 'Year End' 2013 Artist Picks and 'Then Play On' was at the top of our list!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Arborea's 'Fortress of the Sun' - AllMusic's Favorite Folk Albums of 2013

Merry Xmas Everyone! We're very happy to announce that Arborea's latest album 'Fortress of the Sun' made AllMusic's Favorite Folk Albums of 2013 along with some other great albums released this year by Alasdair Roberts, Alela Diane, Richard Thompson, Alessi's Ark, Sam Amidon, Peter Walker, Martin Simpson, and others.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Arborea Live in Paris, Le Cargo Session #536

'When I Was On Horseback' 'Daughters of Man' 'Cherry Tree Carol'

Arborea's Le Cargo session #536 in Paris, France April 2013. Performing 'When I Was On Horseback', 'Daughters of Man', and 'Cherry Tree Carol' from the latest album 'Fortress of the Sun'. 'Daughter's of Man' was recently featured on Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 'Sunday Showcase'