Winter is a time for gathering – and sometimes it’s even more fun to gather with friends than family!
It’s in this spirit that a new holiday tradition has emerged – a tradition of friendship and music. For a third consecutive year songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman will tour as “Winterbloom” with diverse reflections and experiences to share. Join Winterbloom this holiday season for an evening of warmth, friendship, sarcasm and surprises. And bring your family.
This year, expect to hear some of your old Winterbloom favorites as well as an expanded repertoire reflecting the songwriters’ diverse backgrounds. Where else can you experience a multi-cultural holiday celebration with songs in Hebrew, Tibetan and German. Weaving Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and family related themes? The Winterbloom shows have both sacred and hilarious elements to them, and a wonderful spirit of reunion as four talented friends reunite in what has fast become their very own shared annual tradition.
2012 TOUR DATES
Nov 29th, 2012 – Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
Nov 30th, 2012 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Dec 1st, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ WFMT Folk Stage
Dec 2nd, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Dec 13th, 2012 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
Dec 14th, 2012 – 2 SHOWS! – Cambridge, MA @ OBERON
(Presented by Club Passim)
Dec. 15th, 2012 – Franklin, MA @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Dec. 16th, 2012 – Stoneybrook, NY @ University Cafe
Dec. 21st, 2012 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
Dec. 22nd, 2012 – Phoenixville, PA @ Steel City Coffeehouse
Dec. 23rd, 2012 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
This week, we are pleased to announce you will have several opportunities to tune in and hear Winterbloom’s holiday music show on your local radio stations and online. Here’s how…
FOLK ALLEY on WKSU Ohio and online
Since Winterbloom spent much of this holiday season in Germany, bringing their holiday music show to Antje’s homeland, there were limited concerts in the US. The lucky folks of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York can tell you, this year’s Winterbloom shows have been touching, fun, and warm with holiday spirit. If you missed them, have no fear! Our good friend and live recording guru Keith Richardson was there to capture some of the magic in a bottle…
As a special treat, Folk Alley has kindly offered to broadcast a recording of Winterbloom’s December 5th show at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton Massachusetts several times over the coming days. The show will also be available on demand for listening on the Folk Alley website for a limited time.
Here are the air times, a far as we know:
Dec 24th at 6pm and Dec 25th at midnight, 8am and 12pm noon
MOUNTAIN STAGE on NPR and online
Last year, Winterbloom appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage. They made a long wintery drive from Chicago to West Virginia thru the night, and were thrilled to perform for cheerful holiday concert goers. It was among the first appearances they made touring together with their new holiday album “Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged.” We are pleased to hear that Mountain Stage will be re-airing that performance throughout the Christmas Weekend.
Next week, the show will be posted at NPR.org/mountainstage >>
We look forward to another season together as Winterbloom!
Winterbloom is pleased to announce dates of the 2010 Winterbloom Holiday Traditions Rearranged tour!
Saturday, December 4, 2010 8PM
Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse
262 Chestnut St, Franklin, MA 02038
Sunday, December 5, 2010 7PM
Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060
Friday, December 10, 2010 9:30PM
200 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
212 601 1000
Saturday, December 11, 2010 8PM
Music at the Mission
1452 Union Valley Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480
800 613 1455
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7PM
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860 510 0453
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8PM
Culture Podium Roepaen
Kleefseweg 9, Ottersum, 6595
Also Playing: The Pines!
Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:30PM
Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam, 1017 SG
Friday, December 17, 2010 7:30PM
Eduardstraße 20 (Alter Schlachthof), Dessau
Saturday, December 18, 2010 8PM
Windscheidstr. 51, Leipzig
Sunday, December 19, 2010 9PM
Chausseestraße 18, Berlin
Monday, December 20, 2010
Music Star, Marktplatz 11, Nordersdedt, 22844
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8PM
St. Nicholai Church
Cuxhavener Str, Cadenberge, S-H
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8PM
Gensinger Straße 18, Bad Kreuznach
video and photography by Asia Kepka, Market Monkeys
And thanks to this audience member, who captured footage of the encore!
Strictly Global Season Premier Episode: Lilith 2010
Televised series Strictly Global is dedicated to breaking new music and emerging talent. This year’s season premiere highlighted Lilith 2010. The episode featured interviews with musician and Lilith founder Sarah McLachlan, Nettwerk label head and Lilith co-founder Terry McBride, as well as OurStage CEO Ben Campbell. The winners of the Lilith Local Talent Search were spotlighted, and the show included interview with Winterbloom about their experience performing Lilith Fair in Boston.
OurStage Blog review by Kate B
View all OurStage blog entries about Winterbloom at:
Supergroups can go both ways—the members’ star power can collide and spectacularly self implode with one hit, a la Velvet Revolver and Audioslave. Or they can integrate more gracefully and enjoy a longer ride, like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Winterbloom is almost certainly destined for lasting adoration. The side project of five, renowned Boston-based singer-songwriters already selling-out shows on their own—the group coalesced after what was supposed to be a one-off performance together at a Cambridge club. Listen to just one of their songs and you’ll understand why the audience fell hard that night. Start with “The Alchemist,” a full collaboration between member songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, Rose Polenzani and Natalia Zukerman. Sparse and lovely, the tune familiarizes the audience with each voice in turn—every ridge and notch, every barb and lilt. Apart, their timbres are completely unique, but together they melt into sailing harmonies that bring on the chills. “Rexroth’s Daughter” is alt-country perfection, a quixotic and dusty union of lap steel and burnished croons. For “Tumbalalaika (The Riddle)” Winterbloom trades Americana for a Slavic folk song—haunting and dark. There’s an enormous amount of talent at this table so you’ll want to sit with these songs a good while.