Jordana Greenberg: Harpeth Rising

Jordan Greenberg, violinist of Harpeth Rising, spoke with WVUD regarding their newly released album, “Against All Tides.” Greenberg spoke with us about her band, Harpeth Rising, and their focus on Chamberfolk.

The trio consists of Maria Di Meglio on the cello, Michelle Younger on the banjo, and of course Jordan Greenberg on the violin.

Listen To The Interview

Jordana Greenberg, recorded live on June 13, 2017. Aired October 17, 2017.
51.8 MB

About The Group

Harpeth Rising consists of a combination of Folk, Newgrass, Rock, and Classical music all blending into one unique unforgettable sound. The three ladies of the trio all hold prestigious classical performance degrees from Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, and Oberlin. But the desire to preform sparked way before that. Di Meglio was brought up learning Eastern European folk, Younger grew up under the influence of family member Cole Younger, who is a banjo player himself, and Greenberg attained her love for music by following the sounds of Stan Rogers, Leonard Cohen, and Natalie McMaster. Harpeth Rising’s new album “Against All Tides”  was released last spring and the feedback has been nothing but positive things!

The Music

Due to copyright issues this podcast only features excerpts from “Dance Me To The End Of Love,” which appeared in this radio broadcast.

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • Harpeth Rising / Love Child / Against All Tides / 2017
  • Harpeth Rising / Dance Me To The End of Love / Shifted / 2015
  • Harpeth Rising / Shades of Orange / Against All Tides / 2017

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SONiA disappear fear

SONiA Disappear Fear

SONiA Disappear Fear

On May 30, we had a blast talking with SONiA Disappear Fear, a folksinger from Baltimore, prior to her appearance at the Jewish Music Fest at the Siegel JCC on Sunday, June 4.

Sonia Rutstein and her sister Cindy used to call themselves “Disappear Fear,” and when Cindy decided to stop touring, Sonia and her record label decided to keep the name. She sings traditional folksongs, new songs (written in English, Spanish, Hebrew, German, and even Arabic), and tours with her guitar, looping pedal, and harmonica. But some of her records have attracted a lot of great musicians. Her music is absolutely engaging.

One quote from her website sums things up nicely:

One voice, one guitar, bending sound and light into songs helping fans leap to their feet. “Her songs are a vivid celebration of the human spirit in all its infinite manifestations,” said Don Kening of the Chicago Daily Herald. “Her music has a singular sound that makes labeling and categorizing a waste of time.”

Listen to the interview

SONiA disappear fear, recorded live on WVUD, May 30, 2017.
57.6 MB

The music

Artist Track Album or source Year released
SONiA disappear fear L Kol L Vavcha Live at Maximal 2015
SONiA disappear fear Washington Work Song DF 05 Live 2005
SONiA disappear fear Ari Ari Live at Maximal 2015

May 30: New records!

During the summer, The Music Room will usually run for an hour, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This week, we played new records for the first 30 minutes, then interviewed SONiA Disappear Fear.

Playlist for 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released

Rachel Baiman / Getting Ready To Start (Getting Ready) / Shame / 2017

Bumper Jacksons / I Sing the Body / I’ve Never Met a Stranger / 2017

Zephania Ohora and the 18 Wheelers / Something Stupid feat. Dori Freeman / This Highway / 2017

Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / 2017

Tom Russell / Thrown to the Wolves / Play One More – The Songs of Ian and Sylvia / 2017

Laura Oden / Gracie and the TSA / Peel Back Another Layer / 2016

Mélisande [électrotrad] / Tourne la manivelle / Les millésimes / 2017