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Kronos Quartet Release Collaboration Folk Songs

kronos quartet release folk songs collborating with other Nonesuch Records artists

 

 

‘FOLK SONGS’

Kronos Quartet and

Singers Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens and Natalie Merchant,

Out June 9 2017 

 

Nonesuch Records celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London’s Barbican Centre and New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, the dazzling Kronos Quartet joined forces with four label mates—Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens and Natalie Merchant—to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs.

The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album’s producer.

Folk Songs will be released on June 9 2017 and is available to pre-order from iTunes. The album track ‘The Butcher’s Boy‘, featuring Merchant, may be downloaded instantly.

San Francisco’s Kronos QuartetDavid Harrington and John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello)—have for forty years stretched the boundaries of the string quartet experience, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than sixty recordings and received more than forty awards, including the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize.

Folk Songs Track List

1. Oh Where with Sam Amidon
2. Ramblin’ Boy with Olivia Chaney
3. The Butcher’s Boy with Natalie Merchant
4. Factory Girl with Rhiannon Giddens
5. Last Kind Words
6. I See the Sign with Sam Amidon
7. Montagne, que tu es haute with Olivia Chaney
8. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier with Natalie Merchant
9. Lullaby with Rhiannon Giddens

 

kronos quartet release folk songs collborating with other Nonesuch Records artists

kronos quartet release folk songs collborating with other Nonesuch Records artists

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