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Arborea / Bio

Since 2005, Maine based Alt Folk duo Arborea (Shanti and Buck Curran) have released five albums, curated two various artist compilations ('Leaves of Life' and 'We Are All One, In the Sun': a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe...including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea's 4th album 'Red Planet', released in 2011 made Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'', 'Editors Top Pick' Guitar Player Magazine, and 'Top Vinyl Pick' Mojo Magazine. Arborea's 5th album 'Fortress of the Sun' was released in 2013 on the NYC label ESP-Disk' and made AllMusic 'Favorite Folk Albums of 2013', AllMusic Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013, Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 'Best Acoustic Albums of 2013', and Echoes 'Best of 2013' Listener Poll. NPR's Bob Boilen, Host of All Songs Considered, described their music…”I discovered Arborea amid a sea of 1,300 songs that I heard in preparation for South by Southwest. The music stood out for its calm beauty, its rough edges, and the duo's ability to speak eloquently of life's precious moments, about the sea, and about wonder. I first heard the duo perform at St. David's Bethel Hall in Austin during this year's South by Southwest music festival. That gorgeous church was the best imaginable place to hear this music, short of a visit to the couple's cabin in the western mountains of Maine. It's always special to hear musicians play to the space they're in. The Currans are not only superb players, and Shanti Curran a lovely singer, but, as this Tiny Desk Concert indicates, they're equally good listeners — always in tune with their surroundings." Portland Mercury writer Ned Lannamann described their music…”If you could take a shiver and slow it down so that it lasted for 50 minutes, you’d have Red Planet, the fourth album from Arborea. It’s folk music that runs through your veins ice cold, but in a way that’s so compelling and irresistible you can’t help be moved by it.

General Info

Band Members
Shanti Curran and Buck Curran
Artist Name
Arborea
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/arboreamusic
Active Since
01/04
Genres
Alternative / Folk Rock / Experimental

Contact Info

Location
Lewiston, ME
Manager
Buck Curran

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