Specializing in close harmony singing, Windborne has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, which is evident in their engaging performance. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. Folk musicologist Mary DesRosiers acclaims Windborne for "the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements."
Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the unique and distinctly authentic sound for which they are known. They draw upon their years of experience singing individually and collectively to create dynamic concert programs, regaling audiences with their vocal agility, power, and carefully crafted arrangements. A group of vocal chameleons, their repertoire includes music from all over the globe, including the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Corsica, Basque Country, and Quebec, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
In addition to touring with Windborne, all four have performed extensively in the US and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus. In 2010 Windborne won first place in the Young Tradition Vermont Showcase Competition. They have appeared at folk festivals and concert venues around New England, and have taught workshops at universities in the northeast. In 2014, Windborne toured as musical ambassadors to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola with American Music Abroad, a program supported by the US Department of State.
"The singers of the Windborne... have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a capella harmony." -Peter Amidon