SATURDAY, APRIL 30:
VROOOM is back at WORM with a great double bill. Just who will be able to resist the immensely evocative sounds of folk/singer-songwriter luminaries Josephine Foster and Stranded Horse? Expect haunting voices, psychedelic songs; introspective but of great scope. Latest update: UNDERBELLY recordshop will be present also!
location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 / start: 21:00 / entrance €6 presale, €7 door
JOSEPHINE FOSTER (us) - with Victor Herrero
Josephine Foster is a Colorado-born modern American folk singer-songwriter. As a teen she worked as a funeral and wedding singer, and aspired to become an opera singer. Later she changed her mind and began to record her own songs that started her songwriting career. Josephine's albums are based on a wide variety of things; interpretations of 19th-century German folk songs, children's songs, poems (Lorca, Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, etc.), and Spanish folk songs. She also released an album of psychedelic rock ('All the Leaves Are Gone') which has drawn comparisons to Patti Smith and Jefferson Airplane, and 'There Are Eyes Above'; ukulele accompanied songs influenced by Tin Pan Alley.
STRANDED HORSE (fr/sn)
Originating from Normandy, multi-instrumentalist Yann Tambour first made music as ENCRE, a project sampling strings, piano and voice. Following album and EP releases under that name, Yann started to experiment with the kora (the lute-bridge-harp made from calabash gourd and cowhide commonly played in West Africa), gradually developing his own playing technique and building his own versions of the instrument. Marrying this with his singular approach to the singer/songwriter idiom, STRANDED HORSE (formerly Thee, Stranded Horse) came into being in the mid-noughties. In previous line ups of Stranded Horse, Tambour played with feted Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko, but on this tour Boubacar Cissokho from Senegal will do the duties.
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