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Arborea

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Maine, United States

Arborea is an American Indie Folk duo based in Maine and consisting of wife and husband Shanti Curran and Buck Curran. Shanti provides lead vocals, banjo, banjimer harmonium, ukulele, sawing fiddle, and hammered dulcimer, while Buck provides vocals, guitar, slide guitar and sawing fiddle. They both share songwriting duties, arrangements, and production.

Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 5 albums, curated two various artist compilations (‘Leaves of Life’ and ‘We Are All One, In the Sun’: a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe…including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea’s 4th album ‘Red Planet’ was released in 2011 and received critical praise; making Rolling Stone ‘Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011’‘, ‘Editors Top Pick’ Guitar Player Magazine, ‘Top Vinyl Pick’ Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine ‘Top 100 Albums of 2011’, and Portland Phoenix ‘Top Ten Albums of 2011’. Arborea’s 5th album ‘Fortress of the Sun’ was released April 29th, 2013 on Esp-Disk’ coinciding with the label’s 50th Anniversary and made AllMusic’s ‘Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013’, Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ‘Best Acoustic Albums of 2013’, textura’s ‘Top Ten Albums of 2013’, and Best Of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll.

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2013 ‘Fortress of the Sun’. Released on ESP-Disk’

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