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Talking With Trees
November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST$6 – $12
Back by popular demand, the world fusion group Talking With Trees featuring Scott Sheerin, Chris Rosser and Isabel Castellvi will take the stage on Thursday, Nov. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. performance at White Horse Black Mountain.
Multi-instrumentalist Rosser is well known as a member of the stellar world jazz fusion group Free Planet Radio. He joins Sherrin (flute) and Castalvi (cellist) to form Talking With Trees, who staged a remarkable music experience at White Horse Black Mountain Sept. 5.
Sheerin, a wind player and holistic healer living in the ancient rainforest mountains of western North Carolina, features a background that includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Huichol Traditional Medicine and years of devotional music in Siddha Yoga Ashrams around the world. He has created dozens of albums as an effective aid in healing rooms, yoga therapy and meditation as well as performing live devotional and ceremonial music at spiritual healing retreats throughout North America. Playing deep toned silver flutes, reed instruments and keyboards he weaves nature sounds into a soothing tapestry of peace. as John Mayer, Tom Rush, David Wilcox, Shawn Mullins, John Gorka, Nickel Creek, and more. He has released four solo singer-songwriter recordings, Archaeology (1998), The Holy Fool (2000), Hidden Everywhere (2006) and A Thousand Hands (2014).
Rosser plays the Indian dotar, sarod, Turkish cumbus oud, melodica, piano and guitar on Talking With Trees’ four album releases, New Bedouin Dance (2004), The Unraveling (2008), Global Symphony Project (2016) and Stillness (2018). He also tours internationally as the keyboardist with master Turkish musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and plays piano, guitar and oud in Grammy-winning flute virtuoso Rhonda Larson’s ensemble, Ventus. In 2014 with Ventus and in 2016 with Free Planet Radio, he performed over 60 concerts in the top concert halls of the People’s Republic of China. In 2015, he began touring as the guitarist for renowned singer Lizz Wright’s band.
Rosser has won songwriting contests at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the Merle Watson Festival, has showcased twice at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. As a recipient of the 1999 WNC Regional Artists grant, he continued his studies of Hindustani classical music and the sarod (a 25-string fretless Indian lute) with world famous Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan in San Rafael, Calif.
Castellvi is a cellist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and composer. Her musical travels have taken her throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East. She received a Bachelor’s in music performance at DePaul University and a Master’s in the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music. Isabel has studied North Indian Classical Music with renowned vocalist Rajyasree Ghosh in Kolkata, India and Falu Shah in New York City. She currently lives, teaches and performs between Asheville, N.C. and Brooklyn, N.Y.