Austin’s own global folk group Ley Line is currently on their first international tour through Brazil. Hosted by more than thirty venues between Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul and Recife, Pernambuco, the band will be presenting a vibrant collection of multilingual songs that traverse the landscape of global folk music and will be on tour until Sept. 1. For more information on the band, please see www.leylinesound.com. To see Ley Line recently performing live at Casa de Trocas, São Paulo Brazil on June 22, click here. To hear some of the band’s last release “Field Notes,” please click here.
“We are excited to see what happens when we engage our world folk influences in Brazil, one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world,” said Kate Robberson of Ley Line.
With the help of a local film crew, Ley Line is producing a series of short documentaries and a visual album featuring the unique places, artistic collaborations, and people that influence their music along the way. The band recently announced a campaign via Indiegogo for this project capturing their three-month journey through Brazil and are seeking support from the Austin music community and beyond. Please click here to learn more.
“We hope our fans can experience the beauty of human connection through our music,” said Emilie Basez of Ley Line. “This tour through Brazil is a socio-cultural journey. We are sharing our music with a wide range of demographics and partnering with organizations to explore music as a uniting force among all people.”
The multimedia project and international tour is independently managed and produced by the four women of Ley Line, highlighting a female perspective of life on the road.
“As we travel we find that we are a part of a global community of empowered women, inspiring one another to learn, explore and share our voices,” said band member Lydia Froncek.