Blato Zlato || G-string Orchestra || Sekanjabin

/ Jan

Blato Zlato || G-string Orchestra || Sekanjabin

Front Room
08:00 pm
$10 Suggested

Everyone’s favorite Turkish reggae band in the Hudson Valley returns to BSP Kingston Thursday Jan 12! We’re delighted and excited to share the stage with two really fantastic Balkan/Eastern European inspired bands from New Orleans:Blato Zlato and G String Orchestra!!
Music starts promptly at 8pm. See you there!!

Blato Zlato breathes life into the traditional dance rhythms and entrancing old-world harmonies of Eastern Europe amidst the modern musical culture of the American South. Translating to “Swamp Gold” in Bulgarian, the band draws inspiration from the polyphonic vocal traditions as well as the village-style dance tunes of the Balkans, infusing tradition with the sounds and essence of current life in the cities and swamps of Louisiana.

G String Orchestra, a traditional and inspired Klezmer, Eastern European and modal music folk band, began as the G String Quartet in the spring of 2006. Basing themselves loosely between New Orleans and Alaska, their music has brought them to the far reaches of this planet in modes of hitch hiking to biking, car riding to jet setting. They’ve ranged from two to ten members playing in everything from dive bars to street festivals, restaurants to parties, weddings and celebrations galore! They began as the accordion and violin duo, Dem Triskers (Sarah and Ian) and now are a core of three people, violin, accordion, and bass. However, the band has undergone many incarnations over the years existing as a simple trio, to a five piece band to sometimes a ten piece ensemble, featuring instrumentation such as guitar, viola, banjo, cello, washtub bass, washboard, drums, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and even piano. Each additional person has added their own influences and experiences to the band, giving flavors of punk, blues, Americana and New Orleans Jazz, resulting in a music to make you cry, music to make you dance. Music to get lost in the reverie. They play often on the streets, so as to reach a variety of listeners, but can also be found providing the musical atmosphere for dinner occasions at restaurants and catered events, listening rooms, coffee shops, bars, clubs of various aptitudes, and in livelier moments have been known to even get up on the tables and bars keeping the audience dancing past closing hours!