The Folksoul Band creates new music from old traditions, combining horns, vocals, wild rhythms, and New Orleans Mardi Gras spirit to create music for celebration and dancing. A seven piece group, they also work in smaller ensembles, sometimes as Lunatic Fringe or as The Folksoul Ensemble.
Two members, Leslie Vogel and Fred Simmons, stopped by the Folk Show to play in the studio and talk about their upcoming Folksoul Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., August 18th, in Greenfield NH.
"Sattuma" translated from Finnish means "hitting the mark" as well as "chance, happenstance". Sattuma is one of the most well-known folk bands to hail from Karelia - the republic shared by Russia and Finland.
Joining Kate in studio, Boston-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Armerding. Jake has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket. His new album, Cosmos in the Chaos, comes out March 19th.
Kate was in studio with conductor Michael Vose and the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire, a group seeking to preserve and promote Scottish culture through the playing of traditional Scottish music.