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Night Tree

Member sinceAugust 12, 2017
Websitehttp://nighttreemusic.com
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LocationBoston
MembersJulian Loida, Sunniva Brynnel, Chris Overholser, Zach Mayer, McKinley James, Lily Honigberg
InfluencesNew Acoustic, Goat Rodeo Sessions, The Punch Brothers, SOLAS
Artist Biography:
As acoustic sextet Night Tree approaches their one year anniversary, Brian OíDonovan, Senior DJ at Bostonís own radio station, WGBH, calls them ďOne of the most exciting roots-based music groups to emerge from the New England Conservatory in many years. Their individual chops and adventurous approach make Night Tree a band to watch for.Ē

In September of 2016, six wildly diverse musicians unexpectedly came together within the walls of Bostonís New England Conservatory to form New Acoustic band, Night Tree. The group, all students at NEC, were named the Conservatoryís WildCard Honors Ensemble for 2016-2017. Awards for this title included a sponsorship from NEC, a headlining performance at the historic Jordan Hall, and a year of working with Winifred Horan, fiddler and co-founder of Irish super-band, SOLAS. Night Tree will be releasing their debut album on September 1st of this year, produced by Sťamus Egan, another founding member of SOLAS.

These six conservatory-trained musicians have absorbed genres from across the globe. Night Tree is unique, not only for itís abnormal instrumentation of two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, and the occasional viola and mandolin, but for their collective representation and incorporation of traditions from Irish, Classical, Swedish, Jazz, Klezmer, and Afro-Cuban music. Each artistís personality is given a spot to emerge with fiery improvisation, individual compositions, and a pristine ear. The band thrives on playing in darkness as to allow themselves the opportunity to solely listen with the absence of any possible visual distractions. They react to each other at any given time, in a matter of seconds. They have learned to get inside each otherís musical minds, creating one blossoming and unpredictable wave of sound that is Night Tree.

 
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