Sunday, June 19, 2011

Princess Music

A couple of weeks ago, the Beauty Shop held the FreeKin Folk Series, a free three-day folk event containing several different artists and styles from across the universe.

While we did see quite a few acts, one of the more mesmerizing bands, a self described "math-folk" collaborative, Princess Music, graced the stage with their highly eclectic sounds and rhythms from all over the board.

From their FaceBook biography :

"Princess Music is exactly what the name implies; an all-star cast of classically trained players, with backgrounds in a spectrum of musical stylings, from chamber music to math metal, the six piece rips through tightly orchestrated complexities and upbeat harmonies. The music is both for the heart and the head, with poignant narratives and spiritually evocative content found within classically influenced rock structures. Princess Music is essentially a rock trio (electric guitar, bass and drum kit), with banjo and string parts often taking a primary role. The arrangements sustain intelligence, yet somehow embody subtle pop sensibilities that allow casual music listeners to embrace Princess Music in all its glory. The band is fronted by the surprisingly shy Tyler Ludwick, a crooner harking to the likes of David Longstreth and Zach Condon, who takes his classical guitar training to an electric guitar, his composition skills to cello and violin textures, and his drumming background to the overall poly rhythmic and irregular meters of the music. Ludwick is a playfully serious singer, whose deep emotional connection to his music is worn on his sleeve."

Courtesies go to Ike Winkler for shooting the live footage :

- For more behind-the-scenes action, check out Princess Music on Facebook, their BandCamp profile, and the project that is Laura Goldhamer and the Silvernail.

C.C.I. xx

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