A compilation of American roots music will reverberate through the Cole Auditorium when Ollabelle visits the Greenwich Library on Sunday, November 15, at 3:30 p.m.
A mix of Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass and Folk are all seasoning of this quintet's music. A multi-talented, democratic collective whose participants share vocal and songwriting duties, Ollabelle re-imagines these sounds for contemporary audiences, honoring the spirit and substance of the original sources while allowing this music to live and flourish in a post-modern era.
All five Ollabelle members had come from varied backgrounds and geographical locations to make music in New York City, and had crossed paths or worked together in various combinations. Although the group initially began as a casual sideline to the musicians' individual projects, it quickly evolved into a full-time creative entity with an unmistakable life of its own. Their musical affinity evolved into solid band chemistry, and the group quickly gained a local reputation for its exuberant live sets.
"Ollabelle came together because of these musicians' love of this music, without thought of success or career or any of the other trappings of the modern professional music business. It has great value to our culture, adding new life to a tradition that is an important part of who we are. But mostly, they sound great. They sing great and they play great, and they are wonderful people," said T-Bone Burnett, who produced the band's self-titled debut album. Ollabelle will come to Greenwich Library as part of the Peterson Concert Series.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call David Waring at (203)-622-7917.