"The five troubadours that make up Americana band The Haunted Windchimes know how to bring the rain. They recently played a show at the Beulah Songbird Cafe just outside their home base of Pueblo, Colorado. Wildfires and drought had decimated the region for some time, but at the climax of their raucous “Bound to Break,” thunder struck and the rain came.."
"The talent that each individual harnesses forms a patchwork that, if one was absent, the entire framework would collapse. This connection and love they share for one another is felt from the concert venue to the studio, and each record pangs the heart with its beauty."
At a recent house concert in Louisville, Colorado, The Haunted Windchimes spun out three delicious hours of acoustic yarn from Out With the Crow and their earlier works. Earth-shaking originals such as Mike Clark’s “Bound to Break” and the delicate “Little Box” poured from the band as easily as their elysian rendition of Lead Belly’s “Take This Hammer”. Without pretense or affectation, they had the crowd smiling and swaying from opening chord to final bow.
The Haunted Windchimes team up with the Summer Festival Orchestra for a concert at Colorado College
With well over 1000 people in attendance, The Haunted Windchimes teamed up with Conductor Scott Yoo and the Festival Summer Orchestra for an unforgettable performance at Colorado College. Watch a clip from the evening's festivities below, courtesy of Loring Wirbel.
The Haunted Windchimes performed in the OpenAir studio prior to releasing the new album, "Out With The Crow". The band creates Americana music with a vintage quality that takes you back to times when railroads ruled over roads. But listen to their music or see the band perform live, and you'll find that the soundscape stretches far beyond the horizon.
Even with all of these talented singers and songwriters sharing the mic, the tunes produced always sound like one band coming together. The group has perfected the art of the truly collaborative album, and that’s something that should be applauded, because it sounds great.
Steal this track: The Haunted Windchimes "Harvest"
Let’s start the week off right with some new Colorado-made music. Today, you can steal Americana folk from The Haunted Windchimes, a band that " has risen from its humble chamber-pop roots to one of the region’s premier purveyors of musicologist-approved Americana ."
The Haunted Windchimes stopped by KRCC today promoting their newest release Out with the Crow. They played a few songs and chatted with Jeanette.
March 16, 2012
Out With The Crow is ready to fly
(From FAC Website)
April 6, 2012: Rocky Mountain favorites, The Haunted Windchimes, will take the stage for a very special release party of their new CD, Out with the Crow. The Windchimes, who opened for Arlo Guthrie at the FAC’s Labor Day on the Lawn concert in 2010, will play their new CD in its entirety as well as other crowd favorites. The new album is self-produced, recorded and released on their own home-grown label, Blank Tape Records.
"...the strongest and most diverse Haunted Windchimes album yet - one where you remember the performances of each member, not merely the songs. Each 'Chime was given the room to explore their craft and all five have moments and songs where you feel them breaking through."
National radio appearance boosts Haunted Windchimes
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