Sunday, July 26, 2015

Celebrating Ten Years of Arborea Music this Year

2011 March, Philadelphia w/Helena Espvall and Jesse Sparhawk

Arborea, en Living Room Concerts from Oscar Garcia Suarez on Vimeo.

Buck y Shanti Curran, en una nueva edición de los Living Room Concerts.

2013 Barcelona, Spain 2011, 3rd October, Provo, Utah 2013 Paris, France, April 2012 April, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Washington DC 2007, Tarragona, Spain 2010 Maine, Oregon, California - Official Video for 'Careless Love' 2013 Maine, Official Video for 'Pale Horse Phantasm' 2009 Official Video for 'Black Mountain Road'

Next Summer, Arborea's first album 'Wayfaring Summer' will be 10 years old. And it was 10 years ago that I bought Shanti her banjo and we started creating music together all that Summer….working on music that would end up on that album. I can still feel the presence of those moments our backyard then…sometimes like it is happening now. I was thinking back then…oh Wow, this is very Special…Damn this Feels soooo Beautiful!!! And now Ten years fast forward…Seven albums, Shows, Festivals, endless hauls from Maine to California and back, three SXSW showcases, soooo many European tours……Time flies! Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Shanti and All You Folks out there who have supported Our Music!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Improvising in Switzerland

Buck improvising with Swiss musician Adaya Lancha Bairacli @ Kaffee Montag, Bern, Switzerland 12 June 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Arborea Recording - Varberg 11:59am

A new in the raw…'Varberg 11:59am'. Recorded in Varberg, Sweden, 11:59am, 9 May 2015 @ Varberg Theatre Guest House, First Take. Written and performed by Buck Curran, with Paolo Novellino on Slide Tenor Ukulele and Shanti additional vocals.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Arborea and Laboule European Tour April and May 2015

Arborea and Laboule on Tour Europe April and May 2015. With Paolo Novellino and Sonia Fanoni, Adaya Lancha Bairacli and Julia in Bern, Switzerland, Dan Söderqvist in Sweden, and with Tizio 'Bob Corn'. San Martino, Italy 17 April.. Photos by Caterina Colombo, Alessandro Farese, Vincenzo Moccia, Shanti Curran and Buck Curran

Friday, March 27, 2015

Arborea and Laboule European Tour April-May 2015

Arborea and Laboule 'Gypsy Sun and Rainbows' European Tour Dates - April & May 2015

16 - Hani-B - Ravenna, Italy
17 - Brascon Vecc - San Martino Spino, Italy
18 - Pastificio Elettrico - Arezzo, Italy
19 - Godot Art Bistrot - Avellino, Italy
20 - KLAMM Club - Rome, Italy
21 - T-Trane, Perugia, Italy
22 - Cafe Melville San Nicolo - Piacenza, Italy
23 - Morbegno/Northern Italy (TBA)
24 - Le Bourg - Lausanne, Switzerland
25 - "Kleines Festival der ehrlichen Musik - Das Erste - Bern, Switzerland (TBA)
26 - Rossli Club - Berne, Switzerland
27 - House Show Karlsruhe - Karlsruhe, Germany
28 - Rauber & Rebellen - Recklinghausen, Germany
29 - Dortmund, Germany (TBA)
30 - Hasenschaukel - Hamburg, Germany
1- Music Star - Norderstedt, Germany
3 - Maos Lyst - Copenhagen, Denmark
5- Sweden (TBA)
6 - Tokalynga - Gunnarp, Sweden
7 - Teater Halland - Varberg, Sweden
8 - Koloni (w/Diane Cluck) - Gothenburg, Sweden
9 - Hembygdsparken - Unnyard, Sweden

Dismal Ax Fundraising Ax Giveaway

Our dear friend Gwen Forrester, Master Instrument maker, owner of Dismal Ax, and maker of Shanti's beautiful banjimer and Red Bird electric model...needs help covering some important medical procedures...and has created a wonderful Instrument Giveaway fundraiser. Please visit and share the page, and consider participating.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

American Indian Movement

2015 and beyond is about change and grassroots and campaigning for Life! Please help spread the word and Support AIM (photo Chief Joseph)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Arborea's 'Bad Moon Rising' (CCR Cover) on iTunes

Arborea's Official haunting acoustic cover of CCR's 'Bad Moon Rising' is now Available on iTunes. Photo by Shanti Curran

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Heavy Classical Guitar from Russia - Asya Selyutina performs Koshkin's 'Usher Waltz'

The Brilliant Russian Guitarist, Asya Selyutina performing Nikita Koshkin's 'Usher Waltz'. Video by Roman Gurochkin

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arborea's November 2014 tour in Ireland

Photos from our November 2014 tour in Ireland (Ring of Kerry/Mermaid Isle and Cliffs of Moher). Photos by Buck and Shanti Curran. The performance photos were taken by Trevor Seery @ Roisin Dubh, Galway on November 7th. We were also fortunate to meet Swiss musician Adaya Lancha Bairacli in Sneem while she was there performing at the Sneem Storytelling Festival (she was on her own tour in Ireland for a month). She was so Amazing we invited her to perform at our show in Cork, at the Roundy. She then traveled with us to visit our friends in the Wicklow Mountains.
Show dates included: November 5th Whelans (w/Special Guest Claire Bonass)/Dublin, Ireland 6th Making Space Studios (w The Driftwood Manor/Athlone, Ireland) 7th Roisin Dubh/Galway, Ireland 8th D.O.Shea's/Sneem, Ireland 9th The Roundy(w/Yearning Curve and Adaya Lancha Bairacli)/Cork, Ireland

Arborea's Careless Love on the Indie film Loretta

Loretta from Rob Fortunato on Vimeo.

Our recording of 'Careless Love' was included in this Wonderful Independent film 'Loretta' made by Rob Fortunato. The film is now on Vimeo

Friday, November 21, 2014

Awaken - Shanti's New Guided Meditation Project

Please visit Shanti's new Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation/Musical Project Awaken. Awaken is a collaboration with teacher Julie Gammon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ROCKERILLA Video Premiere - Official Video for Arborea's Bad Moon Rising!

ROCKERILLA Magazine's Premiere of Francesco Paladino's Official video for Arborea's 'Bad Moon Rising'! Released by Arborea Music/ESP-Disk', published by Jondora Music.
Actress - Sarah Patane'.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Arborea covers CCR 'Bad Moon Rising' on Bandcamp

We've recorded an understated arrangement of CCR's 'Bad Moon Rising'. We're selling this song to help fund the recording of our next album (release sometime in 2015) so any additional funds are welcomed and appreciated. We have licensed use of this song through Jondora Music Publishing/Concord Music Group. Links to purchase through iTunes, Amazon, etc will be coming soon.

Arborea Guest Blog/Tour Diary on Folk Radio UK

We have a very special Guest Blog/Tour Diary available today at Folk Radio UK
This tour diary is from our most recent tour in New York and Pennsylvania at the end of August.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enigmatic Eagle: Talking Robbie Basho with Arborea @ Frontier Psychiatrist

 Interview with Arborea on the Legacy of Robbie Basho by Peter Lillis for Frontier Psychiatrist

Arborea 'Robbie Basho Tribute' Philadelphia 23 August 2014

Arborea performing @ the Robbie Basho Tribute, Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia 23 August 2014. Photo by Jesse Sheppard

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arborea's August 2014 Tour

Arborea is hitting the road tomorrow…most likely our last US shows (outside of New England) for the rest of 2014. We're really looking forward to these shows!
August 20 - Syracuse, NY (House Show w/Amanda Rogers & Hana Zara)
August 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Acoustic Music Works ( w/Eric Carbonara & Raymond Morin)
August 22 - Harrisburg, PA @ MakeSpace Gallery (w/Eric Carbonara)
August 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (Basho tribute w/Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, Ryle Walker)