Daniel Bernard Roumain -|- Woodbox Beats and Balladry – [Thirsty Ear Recordings, Inc., 2010]
Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. Proving that he’s “about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR recently collaborated and performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s American Idol. His accolades range from being voted as “America’s Assignment” on the CBS Evening News, to receiving praise as one of the “Top 100 New Yorkers” (New York Resident).
Following up his debut release on Thirsty Ear “etudes4violin&electronix”, his new release “Woodbox Beats & Balladry” is a vibrant, compositional tour de force. Featuring members of his touring ensemble, DBR’s soaring violin is complemented by rich textures, haunting melodies and exhilarating performances.
Please visit, http://www.dbrmusic.com/ for more details about this intriguing new artist! While you’re there watch this dude in action!
..:: Source: Thirsty Ear ::..