Greetings from New World String Project! Our mission has always been to bring folks together with our music, creating a sense of warmth and community in our modern world. But now, all four of us are hunkered down in our respective homes in Oregon and California, hoping for a timely end to the difficult days in which we live.
Since we can’t all be together, we want to share some live tracks that we recorded a while back at a club in Berkeley, CA called The Back Room. These six tracks will be released one per day for a week, starting on April 16. That’s the date we WOULD have played the first show on our Spring Tour through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The tour has been postponed.
We are giving these tracks for free in hopes of lifting your spirits during the quarantine. However, you have the option to donate any amount when you download, if you desire. Tips are greatly appreciated, but not required.
We play extraordinary instruments and heartwarming music rooted in the Nordic, Celtic, and American folk traditions. New World String Project is Aryeh Frankfurter (nyckelharpa), John Weed (fiddle), Lisa Lynne (cittern, harp) and Stuart Mason (octave mandolin, guitar). Now being mixed and mastered in Germany, our first full-length studio album will be released in the coming weeks.
Until then–enjoy a gift of “quarantunes” from all four of us at New World String Project. One a day, starting on Thursday, April 16. Live tracks will be downloadable until April 30 on our website at newworldstringproject.com.