Round Mountain Hometown Concert with Jayme Stone

- October 28, 2011

“Live at The Performance Space at La Tienda…”

Nationally-touring folk, roots and world music duo Round Mountain will play a hometown concert in Santa Fe at the Performance Space at La Tienda on November 2 with Jayme Stone, known as the “Yo-Yo Ma of banjo,” according to the  Globe and Mail. Round Mountain is quickly becoming a household name in Santa Fe, winning over new fans and delighting regulars with what Seattle venue Egan's Ballard Jam House calls “original roots music for a 21st-century audience.”

Brothers Robby and Char Rothschild present many extremes; Bulgarian Zydeco, Klezmer and West African rhythms, with wild bagpipes, trumpet and accordion played by one person and, at the same time, beautiful acoustic tunes. While their music is varied, it is far from random. There is a solvent behind all these different dry ingredients that allows Round Mountain to blend their sound seamlessly, offering original songwriting with respect and love for their music.

Two-time Juno Award-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.

The show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Here is what the critics are saying:

“A song might start in Appalachia, cut through Mali and end up in Turkey. If such eclecticism were just for show, it wouldn’t resonate. Round Mountain’s patchwork quilts are nearly always more logical than jarring.” — Vintage Guitar Magazine

"The Rothschild brothers continue to brew a heady, homemade blend of music of the world, with lyrics that are touchingly personal and universally accessible. They also share responsibility for the majority of the instruments; making dramatic use of accordion, highland pipes, trumpet, bouzouki, kora and a panoply of percussion – all skillfully played. — Songlines Magazine

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