Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies
Theo Bleckmann, Grammy®-nominated singer and new music composer, brings his eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts to This Land, a spirited and timely collaboration with The Westerlies. This youthful New York-based brass quartet is celebrated for its explorations of jazz, roots, and chamber music influences to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both “folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music).
Bleckmann and The Westerlies combine their interpretive talent and wisdom, pairing songs of resistance with songs of refuge, seeking to balance music’s integral role in protest movements with the power of songs to provide internal solace amid external turmoil.
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Photo credit: John Labbe