Roswell Rudd, aka THE INCREDIBLE HONK, is one of the most imaginative, stimulating players, Rudd is known for his work with groundbreaking groups and musicians like Herbie Nichols, the New York Arts Quartet, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Carla Bley, and Steve Lacy.
His musical range has expresssed itself in extraordinary musical collaborations and subsequent recordings with musicians from Mali (Toumani Diabate), Mongolia (Buryat Band), the great Puerto Rican cuatrista Yomo Toro, and the Gangbe Brass Band of Benin.
Singer-songmaker Heather Masse is a rare artist with “lush velvety vocals, capable of melting butter in a Siberian winter.” - All Music
She is a member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion,both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. On the show, she has collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, and Emmylou Harris.
Rudd and Masse met one another about four years while appearing on A Prairie Home Companion.
With almost 50 years difference in their ages, their chemistry is palpable and AUGUST LOVE SONG is about melody and songs both standards and originals.
This is music that makes you wish you could live forever just to hear more of it.
Featuring Rolf Sturm & Mark Helias.