Unwoman - "Compliance"
Bella Rumore - "Whiter Shade of Pale"
Ethel - "Sambula"
Shauna Burns - "Chamber"
Sorry no show last week -- I'll try and make it up to youse.
Starting things off is neo-goth cellist Unwoman with that deep rich cello tone front and center. This cut is the lead track from her brand spanking new disc Blossoms. She was featured earlier on episode 033 of this program.
Bella Rumore is another repeat guest on this show. This Las Vegas string act does hip arco covers of popular classic rock tunes. When I heard this rendition of "Whiter Shade of Pale," I was hooked.
Ethel is one of my favorite groups. A relentlessly creative quartet - unafraid to be aggressive, unafraid to experiment. This is a cut from their latest disc Light. If you have a chance, be sure to check out one of their "Truckstop" performances (see their MySpace page for details)
Closing out the show is pianst Shauna Burns. Her latest disc is a brooding piece called The Moon and the Fire Circle that features the cello of John Minor on numerous tracks. I'm sure you'll enjoy their collaboration.
I am still looking for sponsors to help support this program - if your local music school or instrument shop is interested in supporting the show, please send along a copy of the rate sheet. Support is negotiable!
Thanks again everyone. You're the best!
Support for this episode of Bowed Radio is provided by The Creative Strings Workshop, an intense educational experience for string players. The 2008 Workshop is happening June 30th thru July 6th. Learn more and register at www.christianhowes.com.Mark Allender, producer-host