Sunday, December 30, 2012


Winter, 25 December 2012. Photo by Buck Curran

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Awakening/Black is the Colour

Performing our instrumental 'Awakening' followed by 'Black Is The Colour' (from our latest album 'Red Planet'). Recorded by Jeff Zentner at an intimate House Concert on March 9th, 2012 on our way to Austin, Texas for SXSW.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Among the Ruins

Arborea Autumn 2012 Band Photo by Shylah Curran. Photos of Shanti by Buck Curran

Monday, November 12, 2012

Arborea - Dance, Sing, Fight (Live Provo, Utah)

Arborea performing 'Dance, Sing, Fight' live at Velour Music Gallery, Provo, Utah 3 October 2011 video by Justin Elswick Lyrics: Angry guns go off around us Force a change get behind us Black, Beige, White Green, Red, Blue Black, Beige, White Dance, Sing, Fight from the album 'House of Sticks' (Remastered), released 02 January 2011 * additional lyrics on the 'Remastered' version 'Dance, Sing, Fight' are homage to Midnight Oil's 'Beds are Burning' and are not including in the original song on Arborea's album 'Wayfaring Summer'. Additional lyrics: How can we dance when our earth is burning How can we sleep when our minds are turning The time has come to say fairs fare To pay the rent to pay our share The time has come to say fairs fare To pay the rent to pay their share

Arborea - Upcoming Shows (November and December 2012)

November (9) Guthries (w/Herbcraft)/Lewiston, ME (16) Oak + The Ax (w/Methuin Muir and Lisa/Liza)/Biddeford, ME December (7) Bates Down Town/Lewiston, ME (8) Sinclair (supporting Patrick Watson)/Boston, MA (9) Space Gallery (supporting Patrick Watson)/Portland, ME (15) Sohns Gallery/Bangor, ME January 2013 (16) United in Christ Presbyterian Church/Starks, ME

Friday, November 9, 2012

Roots of 'Modern' British Folk

Brilliant archival footage from 1967. A Danish film crew went to london to document the folk music scene. Amongst the artists that were filmed and interviewed were Bert Jansh and John Renbourn before they formed Pentangle. Performances also by Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, and Marc Sullivan.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guitarbench reviews Arborea's 'Red Planet'

The online guitar magazine Guitarbench has included Arborea's latest album 'Red Planet' in the record reviews of their current issue, Issue 4. Subscribe to Guitarbench, it's an online magazine with Gorgeous Photography and In-Depth articles and it's free to view online.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Indian Summer

Indian Summer....Maine, 18 October 2012 photo by Liam Curran

Sunday, October 14, 2012

'Red Bird' from Arborea's '78 Project'

A performance of our song 'Red Bird' as recorded by The 78 Project. The song was recorded with one mic direct to disc (78) using and 1930's PRESTO Recorder. The SoundCloud was posted by WXPN as part of an XPN/The Key feature article about 'The 78 Project' by John Vettese titled Walking In The Footsteps of Alan Lomax

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Arborea and Mariee Sioux Summer Tour

Arborea and Mariee Sioux on tour, Louisville Kentucky, August 2012. Photos by Buck Curran, post processing by Shanti Curran. Group photo by Shylah Curran

Sunday, August 26, 2012

51st Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 2012

51st Philadelphia Folk Festival, Saturday August 18th at the Lobby Stage (photos by Frank Reis), Sunday August 19th, Craft Stage photo by Nick Fuhr

Arborea's '78 Project'

Recording on acetate with 'The 78 Project' (Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright)Saturday, August 18th, 2012 during the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Photos by Frank Reis

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arborea's Purple Fender Stratocaster @ 51st Philadelphia Folk Festival

Arborea performed two sets of music at this year's 51st Philadelphia Folk Festival and as with most of our tours over the past 6 years, my Purple Fender Stratocaster is the most reliable instrument I perform with. She's made of early 90's American Strat body with a late 90's Strat Plus neck, Texas Special pickups, and a blocked off American Standard tremelo bridge. Photo by Frank Reis

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Arborea's Summer Tour 2012 (Dates with Mariee Sioux)

(29) Lompoc Cafe/Bar Harbor, ME
(27) Trinity Episcopal Church (w/Christopher Paul Stelling)/Lewiston, ME
(4) Fete Music Series/Providence, RI
(16) Dream Away Lodge/Becket, MA
(18-19) Philadelphia Folk Festival/78 Project
(24) Uncle Slayton's (w/Mariee Sioux)/Louisville, KY
(30) The Basement (w/Jeff Zentner, William Tyler + Mariee Sioux)/Nashville, TN
(31) Lulu's Coffeehouse (w/Mariee Sioux)/Watertown, TN
(1) Jack of the Wood (w/Mariee Sioux)/Asheville, NC
(4) Motorco Garage Bar (w/Mariee Sioux)/Durham, NC
(5) Nightlight (w/Mariee Sioux)/Chapel Hill, NC
(18) Sycamore Bar & Flowershop/Brooklyn, NY
(21) Frontier Cafe/Brunswick, ME
(22) Lompoc Cafe/Bar Harbor, ME

Shanti Self-Portrait, Summer 2012
Photo © 2012 Shanti Curran

Summer Portrait

Summer Portrait, Maine August 2012
Photo by Shylah Curran

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shanti's new Dismal Ax 'Banjimer'

Here are some photos of Shanti's Stunning new Dismal Ax 'Banjimer' made by Tennessee based instrument maker George Downing. Shanti will be bringing it along on our Southern Tour dates! She used it for the first time last night in Providence!

Photo of Shanti © 2012 Buck Curran

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Robbie Basho "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis" on KQED TV 1971

Film discovered of Robbie Basho performing "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis" and "Kowaka D' Amour" on KQED TV (1971) Also, the Robbie Basho tribute 'We Are All One, In The Sun' curated and produced by Arborea is now available in a Beautiful 180 gram vinyl edition from alt vinyl. Performances by Meg Baird, Glenn Jones, Helena Espvall, Arborea, Fern Knight, Cian Nugent, Steffen Basho Junghans, and Rahim Alhaj. This is a Limited Edition pressing of only 300 copies Worldwide.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dance, Sing, Fight

Much overlooked live version of 'Dance, Sing, Fight' filmed in Paris (Le Cargo Session) in early 2010 (w/Midnight Oil homage at the end) Help Share!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

House of Sticks...Song for Summer Solstice

A Song for the Summer Solstice. Title Track from Arborea's album 'House of Sticks' (Remastered)

Impression, Musique

Arborea performing at Lewiston Auburn Magazine/Captive Elements Art Gallery. Lewiston, Maine 14 June 2012
Photo by Shylah Curran

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Photo by Buck Curran

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Arborea's 2008 S/T cd Handmade Edition

We have a new batch of the Handmade edition of our 2008 S/T album For Sale (the album with Black Mountain Road and Red Bird). Each one is numbered and features a unique watercolor painting by Buck. These are created to help fund touring and recording costs and are a minimum Donation of $20 plus shipping. If interested please Email
The original album was put out by the Philadelphia label Fire Museum Records and that edition is Sold Out. The Handmade editions are from an overrun batch of original cds and feature numbered sleeves, track listing/credit insert and original artwork.
Helena Espvall plays cello on the songs Black Mountain Road and Red Bird.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Arborea's NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Our Tiny Desk Concert has been released today. Here are photos from the taping of the session In the NPR Studios in Washington, DC. Friday, 20 April 2012. Thanks so much to Bob Boilen for inviting us and for playing our harmonium on 'Forewarned', and to the rest of the Wonderful crew at NPR Music...we've been fans of the Tiny Desk Concerts for several years, so it was a sincere pleasure to do this session.
Photos by Doriane Raiman

Monday, June 4, 2012

For Lee Jackson In Space

Arborea has contributed a song to the Important compilation 'For Lee Jackson in Space'. The album was just released on June 4th, as a tribute to honor Lee Jackson and to benefit the Texas chapter of ALS. This tribute album came together in love and honor of Lee Jackson, writer, music fan, dear friend, who passed in late March 2012 after a struggle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This collection of songs, nearly all of which are new or previously unreleased, comes from the many bands and musicians who Lee not only covered and celebrated with such passion, but also in many cases befriended over many years of correspondence, concert and festival attendance and more. The album's liner notes contain full information about each song as well as thoughts from Lee himself about the contributing artists, taken from his writing work. All profits will go to the Texas chapter of the ALS Association; has more information about their continuing work. Please feel free to join our Facebook discussion group at if you'd like to learn more about the remarkable man who we all dearly miss; there is also a direct link to this album in Facebook itself at
The highlighted title of the album will take you to the Bandcamp site or you can past this into your browser

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Photography/Art by Shanti

Photography/Art by Shanti Curran © 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Arborea on 207 WCSH6 NBC

Arborea's performance on NBC WCSH6 evening program 207, Portland, Maine. Recorded 22 May 2012
Songs performed 'Careless Love' and 'Red Bird'

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Arborea @ One Longfellow Square

Performing at One Longfellow Square 26 May 2012. Christopher Paul Stelling and Dilly Dilly also performed that night!
Photo by Steven J. Gray

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Christopher Paul Stelling

Christopher Paul Stelling performing live @ One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine 26 May 2012. Photo by Steve J. Gray