Rumput live on WRIR

WRIR selfie

We dropped in to play a set for WRIR-LP-FM’s Fall Fund Drive.  Many thanks to Alan Coberly of The New Breakfast Snob!

00:32:00 — Introduction to kroncong
00:32:44 — Walang Kekek
00:38:15 — Jali-Jali
00:51:40 — Valley Forge / Walking Up Georgia Row
00:58:48 — Wedang Kacang
01:03:04 — Nyi Roro Kidul
01:09:00 — Band introduction
01:16:20 — How Come That Blood

House in Bali and Kroncong Concert featuring Momenta Quartet, Ubiet Raseuki, Gamelan Raga Kusuma

This concert will be part of “Performing Indonesia”, an annual event presented by the Smithsonian Institute. Members of Gamelan Raga Kusuma will join New York’s Momenta String Quartet and Ubiet Raesuki for an evening of contemporary music by Indonesian composers: featuring I Wayan Yudane’s and Jack Body’s setting of Colin McPhee’s memoir “House in Bali” and Tony Prabowo’s “Pastoral.” Rumput will accompany Ubiet Raseuki for some traditional kroncong pieces. Tickets to this concert go on sale September 6, through

Postscript: Listen to the podcast recording via The Smithsonian web site:

Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival

Photo by Amos Perrine for No Depression.

The Clifftop Appalachian String-Band Festival is a week-long gathering for musicians and friends that features concerts, contests, flatfoot dancing, campfires and workshops. Rumput entered the Neo-Traditional competition and made it to the finals!

We also made some great new friends.  Watch for future collaborations, shows, and crankies with this year’s neo-traditional winners The Early Mays.

See the write-up at No Depression.