Folk Marathon Night 1: Silo LIVE
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silo will kick off the first night of live concerts as part of this year’s Folk Marathon. Silo is Fiona Balestrieri and Seth Swingle, two musicians entwined in the True Vine of traditional music from England, Ireland, West Africa and Appalachia.
This is a free event, open to all. You can also listen on the radio (91.1 FM) or on-line, and even video stream it at WTJU’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. But concerts always sound better with you as part of the studio audience.
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.