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Rounder Songs Album Release

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Folk artists Emily Pinkerton, Patrick Burke, and the NOW Ensemble release their newest album: Rounder Songs.


"Rounder Songs" is a song cycle for voice, banjo and chamber ensemble that brings together the sounds of 21st century post-minimalist classical music and North American old-time. The work is based on public domain songs and legends from Kentucky and West Virginia that tell the stories of several “rounders”: rural drifters who include a gambler, a murderer, and a mill laborer who strikes a deal with the devil.


"Rounder Songs" was conceived and composed by Pinkerton and Burke, focusing on the common ground between their musical styles -- hypnotic, pulsing rhythms, subtle melodic variation, and vivid evocation of moods. The work features old-time and classical genres on a level playing field, rather than subsuming one within the other.


Pinkerton and Burke started with traditional songs and lyrics from Appalachia, then re-composed them for Pinkerton to sing and play banjo with NOW Ensemble, using the group's unique instrumentation of flute (Alex Sopp), clarinet (Alicia Lee), electric guitar (Mark Dancigers), double bass (Logan Coale), and piano (Michael Mizrahi) to amplify the mood of each song.


Rounder Songs will be released November 17 on New Amsterdam Records.

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