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Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mon Jan 13 '20 Announcement
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 07:55:51 PM

Hello, friends!

There's a long update below, but first and foremost, we wanted to make sure that you knew that we have new music up on Spotify (and everywhere you stream music), including all the music from the Song on the Times album, now available for your listening pleasure wherever you go! 

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Unbelievably, this month marks the three-year anniversary of Song on the Times, and you are a huge part of that story. THANK YOU for being part of our journey into being full-time musicians--these past three years have been a wild ride!

 

As you know, three years ago in January 2017, we launched Song on the Times on Indiegogo. We expected to have a handful of backers from our communities around New England and to make a few hundred books, which we were going to bind by hand, sewing them with red thread. Lynn had already bought some book-binding materials! A few days into our campaign, we took a short selfie video outside Trump Tower before a gig in NYC, and not in our wildest dreams had we imagined how that would unfold. 

 

By the time our Indiegogo closed, we had over 2,600 backers from all 50 states and 22 other countries. People were emailing us, asking when we would bring our music and message to their area, and we decided to answer that call. We ordered 5,000 books (which we did NOT sew ourselves!), rearranged our lives, and in November 2017, we set off for a short tour in Michigan, which marked our first concerts as full-time musicians. Upon returning, we did a fabulous run of shows with Christmas Celtic Sojourn in Boston--Brian O'Donovan, the host and producer, found us because of our Trump Tower video!

 

In 2018, we ventured to the west coast for the first time, with a whirlwind tour from LA to Seattle and back again in under 3 weeks. SO MUCH DRIVING... We went back to the UK for our third tour there, performed and led workshops all over the midwest and east coast, taught several school residencies, played a few festivals, and had another great run with Christmas Celtic Sojourn. We also attended our first music industry conference, a regional event called NERFA (New England Regional Folk Alliance), where we made lots of new connections with venues and other artists. 

 

2019 highlights include another (way less hectic) west coast tour, a packed month in the midwest, attending FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest), lots of east coast touring, performing at the Gala Concert for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Village Harmony, guest lecturing and presenting at Dartmouth, MIT, Michigan State, University of Chicago, launching our Patreon page, and, oh yeah: reordering another 5,000 copies of Song on the Times! We are also thrilled to share that we topped the Folk Radio DJ Chart in December, with #1 Artist and #2 Album! That album, called Recollections | REVOLUTIONS, is what you'll find on Spotify--it's a re-release for radio and streaming of our last two albums, including the music from Song on the Times!

 

The new year brings with it lots of new opportunities: next week, we're headed to New Orleans for Folk Alliance International (FAI), which is like the regional conferences we've done but with 3000 people. We're honored to have been selected as Official Showcase Artists! Shortly thereafter, we head to England for several weeks, and we're in the midst of planning our first tour to the southern states (so if you live down south, keep an eye on our website for a show near you!).

 

If you've made it this far through the update, congratulations, and thank you again! If you want to keep in touch, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram (@windbornesingers). We're also putting up more videos on our YouTube channel and of course, there's always our website, which is the best place to find our upcoming concerts. We are so grateful for your support, and we hope to see you down the road. 

 

In harmony,

Lauren, Lynn, Jeremy, and Will

Windborne Lane

Fri Apr 6 '18 Announcement
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 08:47:14 AM

Guess what?!? We are booking our Fall season right now! After an incredible first time out on the west coast, we are gearing up for the UK for the next 5 weeks!
But more importantly: WE WANT TO COME TO YOU! you can help us get there, bu letting your local venue/festival know about us, or hosting us at a house concert. Just fill out a very quick form and we will be in touch!

As always, you can now order Song on the times at  https://sott.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Love,
Windborne

Tue Jan 30 '18 Announcement
about 2 years ago – Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:36:14 AM

Hey Folks! 

We just finished a great run of Christmas shows at the Cutler Majestic in Boston, performing Song of the Lower Classes for over 14,000 people. Brian O'Donovan of WGBH called Windborne “The best musical discovery of the year...Stunningly powerful vocal harmony in the tradition of the Watersons, The Voice Squad, and Coope, Boyes, and Simpson, Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today!”

Sing Out! Radio Magazine agrees, saying "Some of the finest singers of protest and folk music that I have ever heard." and naming Song on the Times one of the "Best Albums of 2017"

We will be touring all over the US and UK this year, so keep in touch and check out our Events calendar:  http://www.windbornesingers.com/events/

In other news, if you want to get some more copies of Song on the Times for friends or family, you can do so at https://sott.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
It says preorder, but worry not! The books are all sitting in our garage and ready to go! 

Hope to see you soon in concert!
In song and solidarity,
Windborne

Thu Aug 17 '17 Announcement
over 2 years ago – Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 03:46:52 PM

Watch live online as we unveil SONG ON THE TIMES: A Songbook and Album of Social Struggle! Our share of online donations will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the amazing Club Passim will be matching with their share as well! Share with your friends, donate, and follow along!! The books will be shipping out super soon!! https://www.concertwindow.com/clubpassim

Sat Aug 12 '17 Announcement
over 2 years ago – Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 08:13:52 PM

BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!

 


Printed by a local American press on partially recycled paper, the art and illustrations are beautiful and crisp, the paper feels gorgeous, and it is all hand-stitched together by a local independent bindery with striking red thread. The CD art is a colorful contrast and the music from the album itself is already getting rave reviews from radio programs! We can't wait to send it out! MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT YOUR SURVEY!!!

Thanks to you all for helping us bring this idea to life in the best possible way, without having to cut any corners! We are so proud of this book and album and know you will love it! Come celebrate at Club Passim this Thursday and be the first to get your hands on a copy!!