Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based bluegrass band Mipso joined Geoff Chambers in the studio to perform songs off of their album Dark Holler Pop and to talk about their Bluegrass Harmonies Onstage show that night at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.
On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for February is Zero Ohms. Also known as Richard Roberts, he plays wind-controlled synthesizers and over fifty flutes, saxes, and various other woodwinds. A writer, painter, musician, teacher, and producer, Richard follows what he has termed Tao of Zero Ohms; literally meaning way of no resistance.
Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 11:25 pm
The late 1960s and early '70s defined a vibrant, electrifying and psychedelic era for rock music everywhere — including Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge communist movement put an end to that when it took power in 1975, but the music from that era has been discovered and rediscovered over the years.
Singing in harmony is an intimate exercise, not least because it often requires singers to change their voices in order to better blend with their counterparts. Kanene Pipkin grew up harmony singing, but says the first time she sang with her bandmates in The Lone Bellow, she noticed something unusual: She didn't need to alter her voice at all.