Any experienced traveler knows you don’t always have to be in a foreign land to experience the magic of a foreign culture. In this post, we will explore the extraordinary musical creations of Ameranouche, a trio that features virtuoso guitarist Richard Sheppard, rhythm guitarist Ryan Flaherty and upright bassist Xar Adelberg.
This extraordinary US–based ensemble plays acoustic hot jazz and gypsy folk with both original compositions and unique arrangements by American and gypsy songwriters. What could be more interesting than that?
The thing with Ameranouche is that their music does not really fit into any pre-established category. Often defined as gypsy jazz, the musical creations of this trio may just as well be a genre on its own, an exciting combination of jazz, folk, classical music and gypsy song formats.
If you are into gypsy music, the kind that leads you into a variety of explosive emotions, you will love Ameranouche’s song “Thanks to the Gypsy” an incredible production that will transport you to a gypsy town in a matter of seconds.
One can argue that Ameranouche’s “Thanks to the Gypsy” is not only an exciting song that combines elements of gypsy music, but rather a tribute to gypsy culture everywhere. An example that proves our point that you don’t have to purchase a plane ticket to travel around the world: music can do that for you.
We do encourage you, however, to travel around Ameranouche’s profile on OurStage. Besides “Thanks to the Gypsy,” the trio has other exciting songs to share with the world. Bon Voyage!