Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Basco -- the Beatles of folk, the Fantastic Four of folk, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse (of folk) -- on stage they melt together in a wild maelstrom of music, energy, beautiful tunes and, when forced to admit it, some rather silly comments.
Their tunes are chiefly self composed, stealing frivolously and shamelessly from Scandinavian, English, Scottish, Irish and North American idioms, which, together with their hefty ensemble playing, gives Basco a unique sound.
The name: not necessarily from the Italian word for 'Basque Beret', but named after the leader’s uncle’s dog...

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