Silo (Seth Swingle & Fiona Balestrieri) will put on the November 17 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast! You can of course listen to it (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line at wtju.net), or even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page, but concerts always sound better with a studio audience!
This week’s concert will take place at The Listening Room at Studio IX, located next to Carpe Cafe in downtown Charlottesville.
Silo is Fiona Balestrieri and Seth Swingle, two musicians entwined in the True Vine of traditional music from England, Ireland, West Africa and Appalachia. Curious and dedicated globally-minded musicians, they recombine the building blocks of these centuries-old musics in new ways, creating a sound that is both instantly recognizable and fresh to the ear. Influenced by everything from the Irish trad music explosion of the 1970’s to Malian kora music, solo ballads of the Ozarks to rollicking banjo showpieces, Silo has a unique take on the ongoing story of folk music. Fiddle, flute, banjo, voice and percussive dance combine for performances as wide as they are deep.