01 Sep 2019 door Gardener
Op 23 augustus 2019 verschijnt bij Red Dress Records het eerste solo-album van Rowan Rheingans, die al enige bekendheid geniet door onder andere Lady Maisery.
Rowan Rheingans: The Lines We Draw Together
Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost composers and innovators in folk music today. Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (‘Best Original Track’ & ‘Best Album’) and is a five-times nominee.
Rowan’s debut solo show, Dispatches on the Red Dress is a heartfelt yet unflinching musical essay on memory, history, fascism, waltzes, folk-song, bird-song, trauma, family and war…
Weaving storytelling and song with fiddles, banjo and guitar, live looping and subtle use of pre-recorded sounds, Rowan unravels the urgent message hidden in the folds of a story from her own grandmother’s youth in 1940’s Germany. The result is a multi-layered meditation on ancestry and an unnerving elegy on the modern human condition, bringing the intimacy of a folk gig to the imaginative possibilities of theatre. Rowan explores how hope for the future might be found in the very darkest pockets of history in this poignant reflection and subtle celebration of human empathy and resilience.
Rowan’s much anticipated solo record The Lines We Draw Together brings together songs from Dispatches on the Red Dress in bold new incarnations. It is an experimental and provocative debut featuring cathartic collaborations with indy, jazz, classical and electronic musicians, including bassist Michele Stoddart (The Magic Numbers) and clarinetist Jack McNeill (Propellor) produced by Andy Bell (Karine Polwart, Jon Boden).