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I’m excited to be featured as a percussionist, composer, arranger, singer, and songwriter on this diverse album. Happy to contribute the songs “Oyá” (a featured SINGLE on this album) and “Baby Blue.”
My work with Night Tree started in fall 2016 and ended in fall 2018. I’m happy to have c0-founded this group. In the band’s first two years, I was able book this award-winning band numerous tours throughout the East Coast as well as into the Midwest. We recorded two albums both produced by Séamus Egan and tour internationally with a headlining performance at the Korrö Music Festival, Sweden’s #1 folk festival. Visit the band’s website to learn more and listen to our music on all online streaming platforms.
Rooted in original works spanning from the Celtic world, sextet Night Tree creates original music that borrows from the Swedish, Jewish and American folk tradition. Night Tree includes the dark resonance of the cello, baritone saxophone, and cajón meeting with the drones of accordion and intertwining with the soaring melodies of dueling fiddles. Contrast is created with the replacement of the baritone saxophone with the soprano saxophone, adding another fiddle-like melodic instrument to the mix. Drawing from an unusually diverse mix of musical backgrounds, Night Tree has discovered a sound both colorfully and resonantly different while delving into the realm of harmonies and rhythm that range from edgy to inviting, both unheard of and timeless.
Night Tree, named the 2016-2017 Wildcard Honors Ensemble at the New England Conservatory (NEC), first began in a practice room starting with just fiddle, cajon, and accordion. It quickly expanded to include an additional fiddle player, cellist, and baritone saxophone. This creative and spiritually connected band held early rehearsals in complete darkness to have an unobscured focus on developing their musical and aural connection. These rehearsals guided them as they targeted each other’s individual sounds. Duos and trios formed within the ensemble, as well as building and molding the sound of the band. Rehearsals consisted from free improvisations to traditional Irish jig-to-reel sets and everything in between, as can be heard in their arrangement ‘Ships’, which surrounds two traditional tunes about actual ocean vessels with improvisational sections that depict a shipwreck.
Find more information at our website: NightTreeMusic.com
Lily Honigberg - violin
Chris Overholser - violin, viola, and mandolin
McKinley James - cello
Julian Loida - percussion and voice
Sunniva Brynnel - accordion and voice
Zach Mayer - bari and soprano sax, voice