The name that Canadian roots duo Karrnnel Sawitsky and Daniel Koulack chose for themselves is simple and straightforward: Fiddle & Banjo. That’s because they delight in the deeply subtle interplay between their two chosen instruments, and they recognize that this interplay is at the heart of American roots music.
The Lumineers have just released the new video for “Cleopatra”, the title track from their amazing sophomore album. The video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara and follows a day in the life of a a taxi driver named Cleo.
Upland Stories is a genuinely fantastic album. It finds Fulks in a reflective, personal state, one that produces some beautiful and unforgettable listening experiences. And one of those experiences is wrapped up in a story about Aunt Peg’s latest love interest, a man who, against all common sense, “didn’t like the Scruggs style” when it came to banjos. Regardless of who this new man is, Fulks tells the story in his signature endearing manner, and will likely lead you to hitting repeat to listen to it all over again (and again … and again).
he video features some scenes from the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre where they will headline on August 21, one year after the release of their debut album. Before then they will be touring Europe and the UK where they will also perform at Glastonbury on June 26th as well as T in the Park in Scotland on July 10th.