Akron/Family plays in studio concert on WNYC
listen online to this amazing hour long performanceLISTEN HERE ON WNYC.org
With the musical imagination and ability to encompass gentle four-part vocal harmonies, wild improvisation, rock 'n' roll power, and a spirit that's enlivening and enlightening, the young Brooklyn-based group Akron/Family has burst on the scene during the last year. Spinning On Air was an early champion of their refreshing music, and one of host David Garland's dreams comes true as Akron/Family joins him in the WNYC studio, not to talk about their music (which they've done on the show before), but to give in-studio the kind of powerful performance thatâ€™s been thrilling audiences at their live shows. For this session the basic quartet is supplemented by trumpeter Ed Sortman.