Song on the Times

December 28, 2014

Musings on 2014

As one year draws to a close and a new one begins, we are compelled to reflect on the adventures and mishaps of this journey around the sun.  For Windborne, 2014 was perhaps our most eventful year yet, despite often being spread out over two continents and three time zones!  Highlights include:

• Our month-long tour with American Music Abroad, sharing our love of traditional folk music with audiences and workshop participants across Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola. Lots of photos and videos of that trip are on our Facebook page and on American Music Abroad’s page, and you can read about some of our escapades on our blog.

• Speaking of our blog, our website got a major upgrade this summer, now featuring tracks from our various CDs, lots of new photos thanks to Liza Carter, and more!

• Windborne’s first music video: Rollin’ in my Sweet Baby’s Arms, with a cameo by guest artist Pippi.

• Village Harmony’s 25 Year Anniversary Weekend.  It was a great honor to be on stage in front of such a vibrant audience of our friends and mentors, including many of the very teachers that planted the seeds for our love of traditional world music, and who continue to guide us along the way.  For us, performing the Kyrgyz-American medley (video here) that we developed with our friends in Ustatshakirt Plus while touring together with AMA was to see Village Harmony’s living legacy come full circle.  We would not be the musicians we are today without the love and support of the many, many people who make up our Village Harmony family.  

And we’ve got big plans for 2015!  Our workshop weekend in January, recording a CD of all American folk music and performing at the GottaGetGon Folk Music Festival in the spring, organizing a tour in the UK for the summer… and we could not do any of it without YOU!  We are so grateful to you, our friends and family, for your continued support and we are delighted to have you along on this wild ride.  

With love and gratitude,
Lynn, Lauren, Will, and Jeremy

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