Basic Folk Podcast: Alisa Amador

by Cindy Howes (@cindycast) Folk Alley

Basic Folk is Live at Club Passim! Alisa Amador grew up in Cambridge, MA surrounded by the influence of her parents’ Latin group Sol y Canto. She has managed to cultivate a warm sound that walks the line of folk, jazz, blues, soul, and Latin. One thing so apparent about these laid back, warm songs is their similarities to the human who's writing and performing them.

In this podcast, Alisa talks about growing up with her twin sister (pre-iPad) on tour with her parents riding in the minivan, including a fun yelling game the bass player made up called “la Orquesta.” She also talks about the life-changing experience of traveling to Buenos Aires to visit her 96 year old grandfather. There she met some area musicians who completely changed everything for her.

She’s a wonderful storyteller, and listening to her talk about her history and her songs was an extremely heart-opening experience. I hope you enjoy her music and getting to know this lovely person.

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