Alba's Edge comes to the Hooker-Dunham! SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 8PM
About to head into the studio and record their debut album, genre bending group Alba's Edge brings their unique blend of Celtic, Jazz and Latin American musical cultures to Brattleboro's Hooker-Dunham Theater on October 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance and can be reserved by calling the theater at (802)-254-9276. For more information see www.AlbasEdge.com
Alba's Edge explores the common ground between the expressive melodies of Scotland, hypnotic rhythms of Latin America, dance grooves of Funk and improvisations and harmonies of Jazz. The quartet's unique sound is gaining attention both in the US and overseas, with BBC Radio Scotland praising their sound as “A wonderful concoction.” After wrapping up a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of September, the Alba's Edge October tour provides fans new and old with a chance to hear some of their freshest material before they head into the studio to make their first full length recording.
Brother and sister Neil and Lilly Pearlman (piano and fiddle) grew up in a family steeped in Scottish culture, but have always been inspired by the music and dance of other cultures as well. In their quest to break down the boundaries between cultures and genres, they joined forces with two other like-minded musicians to create Alba's Edge. Bassist Doug Berns brings a wealth of experience playing in a variety of projects around New York City ranging from Afro-Beat to Jazz to Metal, and Jacob Cole is a versatile drummer with a varied background in Jazz and Latin styles. The cross-cultural approach of Alba's Edge has led them across the US and Mexico as cultural ambassadors for their melting-pot approach to Celtic music. Come out on October 11th to discover the excitement first hand!