Silo at Offbeat Roadhouse, April 15


Silo (Fiona Balestrieri and Seth Swingle) will pull into Offbeat Roadhouse Friday night, April 15, for a concert which will also be broadcast on WTJU.

This is a free event, open to all. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.  You can also listen to Offbeat Roadhouse 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.  WTJU is located at 2244 Ivy Rd in Charlottesville, right next door to Vivace.  There is plenty of parking, both in our lot as well as the Sentara lot next door.

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.

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