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)


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robbie Basho Tribute Concert Crowdfunding Campaign

Help us raise funds @ Indiegogo for Robbie Basho tribute concert on August 23rd in Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda's and additional funds for the the production of the film 'Voice of the Eagle': The Enigma of Robbie Basho. Rewards for donations include a special concert poster designed by Mariano Rodriguez and a digital download of the video of performances that will be made by Jesse Sheppard the night of the concert.

Robbie Basho Tribute Concert August 23rd

August 23rd @ Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia…Arborea,Glenn Jones, Daniel Bachman, and Ryley Walker will be joining to celebrate the music of Robbie Basho and help raise funds for the film 'Voice of the Eagle': The Enigma of Robbie Basho (a film by Liam Barker)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arborea covers Creedance Clearwater Revival's 'Bad Moon Rising'

We've recording an understated arrangement of CCR's 'Bad Moon Rising' which we'll make available for sale at some point in the future. This is the first of two arrangements. Concord Music Group who owns the song recently gave us permission to license the song, and was kind enough to let us preview it here on SoundCloud. This recording has yet to be mastered.

Fano Free Folk Festival 2014

Highlights from the 2014 Fano Free Folk Festival, Denmark. With Arborea, Cigdem Aslan and Tahir Palali, Moongazing Hare, Olga and Palle, Laboule, Laboule, Daniel Merrill, Ayman Asfour, Raphael Roginski, P.o. Jorgens, and others.

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

The Great Paco De Lucia has unexpectedly passed away. Honor his Life...Share his Music and Amazing Artistry!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Arborea at Augustos Bridge, Narni Italy

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