Discografía.

Latingrass

Che Apalache

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Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

Latingrass

The group is led by North Carolina native Joe Troop, who immigrated to Argentina in 2010. While making a name for himself in the local music scene, Joe made a living teaching bluegrass and oldtime. After a few years and numerous late night jams, he and three of his students had become picking buddies. As a band they have concocted a unique blend of Latin American and Appalachian folk music. “Latingrass” is a respectfully crafted testament to the power of musical fusion and cultural exchange.


Cheap Sacred Texts and Microwaves

Joe Troop & Diego Sánchez

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A musical poet from the Southeastern United States and a double bassist from the suburbs of Buenos Aires have consolidated a powerful duo unlike anything or anyone.

Chea Sacred Texts and Microwaves

Stretching far beyond their traditional roots, they have created a fantastic work of art with extensive tonal subtleties. Joe Troop (fiddle, banjo) and Diego Sánchez (double bass) obtain remarkable breadth with only two instruments and their voices. To build texture in their compositions they have adopted techniques such as using the bow and banjo head percussively, layering with harmonics and pizzicato. Joe is a formidable multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. With irony and poetry, he leads us through an existential odyssey of tones and emotion. Diego soulfully moves around the bass with amazing agility and uncanny range through the upper register. “Cheap Sacred Texts and Microwaves” is a delightful and unique contribution to contemporary acoustic music.


A Traveler's Sketches

Joe Troop & Diego Sánchez

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Joe Troop spent years rambling around the world with his fiddle and banjo before settling down in Buenos Aires and teaming up with native double bassist Diego Sánchez.

A Traveler's Sketches

In this their debut album, they offer up a collection of original compositions both willfully eclectic and deeply personal. Each of the twelve pieces works an an entry from Troop’s travel log; sonic sketches ranging from Appalachian traditional music to tango, flamenco, gypsy jazz, bossa nova, Japanese folk songs and more. Troop sings in English, Spanish and Japanese, chronicling the stories of friends made and places encountered in his journeys. Sanchez’s masterful bass playing is the perfect compliment to Troop’s soulful voice, fiddle and banjo. “A Traveler’s Sketches” is a sincere exploration of diverse world music styles by two accomplished musicians. Call it an introduction.


You Bring out the Hamster in Me

Joe Troop & Aaron Jonah Lewis

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Joe Troop and Aaron Jonah Lewis have never lived in the same place at the same time. They met as teenagers at America’s oldest traditional music gathering, the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention in Southwest Virginia.

You Bring Out The Hamster In Me

And it’s there that they convene every August for unbridled musical mayhem and mystical healing. They’re similar people: disillusioned with the mundane, experienced world travelers, misfits, dreamers, fond of mixing it up. You know, one night sushi, gas station hotdogs the next. Whatever. They both play fiddle and banjo well. And they both get ‘er done on guitar and mandolin. They both sing, they both swing. Musically, they can do a lot of different stuff. They’re rooted in the Appalachian folk tradition, but not limited to it. Aaron lives in Detroit. Joe lives in Buenos Aires. They rarely cross paths, but when they do, one thing’s for certain: they bring out the hamster in one another. The week after Galax 2016, they decided to spend a few hours in a studio playing unrehearsed music. This is what happened, and they hope for more to happen soon.