Newpoli and Italian Folk: Folk ensemble creates anew

Jan 30, 2020 661

BY: August March

Folk music has been at the root of August March’s studies, formal and informal, for nigh on 40 years now. Due to the influence of his father and mother, the dude grew up listening to Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and a host of other hippies and hipsters who went back to their roots—and the roots of their nation—in search of musical truth.

After absorbing as much of the American folk pantheon as possible—Burqueños Hoyle Osborne and Jane Voss were counted in, you can rest assured—March turned his ear outward and began listening to folk music from the Caribbean, Latin America and West Texas, too.

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