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FOLKLORE:  2005 - present

 

Folklore is a mini-orchestra of players led by Jimmy Hughes. A veteran to the Athens music scene where he plays with the likes of Elf Power and Vic Chesnutt, Hughes took the songwriter role when he formed Folklore in 2005 to create two conceptual albums: The Ghost Of H.W. Beaverman (2007) and Carpenter’s Falls (2008).  Both based around a grandiose tale with different vocalists cast to sing each song, these albums offer splendid melodies at every turn with clarinets, strings, trumpet, didgeridoo, and more forming the backdrop to songs that critics have called poignant, provocative, heartbreaking, and haunting.  Read more...

 

The new album, Home Church Road, presents 13 songs telling the epic story of a future Earth after human extinction and features performances by all of the Athens cast as well as the Philadelphia players. In this story, only a few species of mammals, birds, lizards, and bugs remain.  They peacefully coexist on Earth until the day they discover, alive but buried in the ground, a human priest.  This is Loki.  Loki is a shape-shifter and his friendly manipulations and seductions will ensure the rebirth of the large carnivorous beasts and dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth.  Read more...

 

In 2005, Jimmy started writing the Folklore songs as an outlet for unfinished fiction, a collection of connected stories written as songs rather than prose. From this experimental project the Athens GA band was born and performed and recorded the first two records:  Jon Croxton (drums / guitar), Aaron Jollay (bass / trombone), Ian Rickert (bass / clarinet / harmonica), Che-Na Stephens (clarinet), Raoul De La Cruz (trumpet), and David Specht (oscillator / violin / bells)

 

ATHENS BAND PIC click here

 

In 2009, Jimmy relocated to Philadelphia PA where he managed to find eight people who wanted to continue playing as Folklore, and within months of moving there, the band was already playing regular club shows and house shows.  So what would have most likely faded into a lost bedroom project is now a stronger than ever live band in Philadelphia: Jason Henn (drums), Chad Arnett (guitar), Scott Churchman (bass), Avalon Clare (clarinet), Yianni Kourmadas (bass clarinet), Cheryl Nguyen (violin), Andrew Keller (viola), Jordan Burgis (guitar)

 

PHILADELPHIA BAND PIC click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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