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Balto

Balto came into being when Daniel Sheron abandoned his life in Moscow, Russia and went alone into Siberia. Against an ever-shifting backdrop of railways and desolate wastes, he wrote a cycle of songs to tell the story of what had happened in that strange country, why he had exiled himself, and why he thought it mattered. In train cars and crumbling cities he encountered PEOPLE, and they inhabited the songs he was writing and the notes he was taking. In the fall, Daniel brought Balto back to America and called his friends to record an album in one day. On December 15, 2010, six people entered a ...read more

Balto came into being when Daniel Sheron abandoned his life in Moscow, Russia and went alone into Siberia. Against an ever-shifting backdrop of railways and desolate wastes, he wrote a cycle of songs to tell the story of what had happened in that strange country, why he had exiled himself, and why he thought it mattered. In train cars and crumbling cities he encountered PEOPLE, and they inhabited the songs he was writing and the notes he was taking. In the fall, Daniel brought Balto back to America and called his friends to record an album in one day. On December 15, 2010, six people entered a basement in Brooklyn, New York and emerged that night with an album that no one had expected, October’s Road.

The band’s current incarnation formed organically out of that single, marathon recording session, during which the chemistry was so undeniably magical that there was no choice but to keep playing. Originally based in New York City, the band quickly established themselves playing all over town and gained a reputation for tight, powerful live performances. Their dynamic and rich sound ranges from delicate, whispered confessions to hot, foot-stomping bluegrass and soaring folk-rock – all imbued with the honesty borne only of songs felt viscerally by their singers. After completing a 23-date, self booked tour of the United States and Canada, the project has relocated to Portland, Oregon, where the writing of their follow-up LP is getting underway. « hide

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LPs
October's Road
2010

4.3
4 Votes
EPs
Monuments
09/18/2012

4
1 Votes

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