It brings us great joy to present to you a SIDES mix from artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and past MoM inductee Josiah Steinbrick. Check out his album released Summer 2020 called Liquid / Devotion & Tongue Street Blue. Read about the inspiration and thought behind this mix.
“Strings” – intimate moments of fluidity and innovation from 1927-1985 for Peruvian arpa, Senegalese kora, Portuguese viola & mandolin, gut pluriarc (bow lute) from the Kalahari Desert, harp from the Tzotzil in Mexico, Burmese saung, and guitars from Haiti, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, France, Austria, and the American south. A weave of virtuoso and legendary folkloric artists with street musicians and field recordings from remote villages, culled from one-off acetates, deteriorating cassettes, ethnographic albums, studio recordings, and television performances.