Behind the Scenes with Banshee Tree, Performing Live at Spring Market!
The spectacular Boulder-based music group, Banshee Tree, will play their unique mix of Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Folk Pop, and even some Hip-Hop mixed in at Spring Market, May 21and 22! Check out a bit of their back story
FF: How did you begin your current musical journey?
BT: We met in 2011, when we began traveling the country street performing. We really enjoyed playing on Pearl Street in Boulder. In 2013, we moved our permanent home from Upstate NY to Boulder, CO. Since then we have been making recordings, hosting swing dances, and residing in the mountains West of Boulder.
FF: Inspiration comes from where?
BT: From all styles of music. Specifically New Orleans Jazz, 40's Swing, Romantic music, blues, and electronic styles. We love music that pushes the envelope of what is possible stylistically and technically.
FF: What excites you for the future?
BT: Our set consists of a lot of traditional styles such as swing, blues, and folk. We do some blending of styles as well. One of our favorites is a juxtaposition of swing against a hip-hop feel. We are in the process of building a set of all original music with full textures and large range of style. We look forward to sharing our own creations.
FF: Any advice for aspiring creatives?
BT: Stay inspired and always have a well of ideas to draw from. If you ever hit an internal plateau, find artists that get through to you and study them as much as possible. Keep creating, even if you don't use everything you create. These things may evolve into something wonderful.
FF: If you have a strong partnership with a non-profit org, what is it and what inspired you to do this?
BT: We are affiliated with our small local radio station and library, and Colorado Community Radio Network. We have strong beliefs against Hydro-Fracking, Genetically Modified food, and corporate control of the population. In the future, we would love to connect with organizations related to these topics.
FF: Anything else you'd like to tell us?
BT: Our full band plays every Saturday night under the Boulderado Hotel - License No. 1 Liquor Bar 9:00 pm-12:30 am. Our website is www.banshee-tree.com where you can find a complete list of shows, downloads, and videos.
Come hear and dance with Banshee Tree at Firefly Handmade Spring Market, May 21-22, 10-4, Twenty Ninth Street shopping district , 1710 29th St. (between Canyon & Walnut), Boulder, CO.