Don't miss the soulful harmonies of bluegrass-folk group, Roma di Luna on the Main Street Stage on May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m! Roma di Luna started out as the simple yet profound folk-singing duo of Alexei and Channy Moon Casselle, busking at Farmer’s Markets and on street corners, playing songs from the great tradition of American folk music. But soon the two talented songwriters began writing their own powerful songs, releasing CDs Face of My Friends (2006) and Find Your Way Home (2007) to wide acclaim and a growing fan base. The Roma family then began to evolve into a full band on 2008’s Casting the Bones, widening their net to include a variety of musical styles and thrilling performances. Now with the dynamic rhythm section of Ben Durrant, James Everest and Ryan Lovan, as well as vocalist Jessi Prusha, Roma di Luna has come into its own on their latest, award winning full-length recording, Then The Morning Came (2010).
With the love and growth of the Roma di Luna family, Then The Morning Came builds on the talents of the full band and the cornerstones of American music, but contains its own exciting locomotive power. With a group of musicians as talented as Roma di Luna, it is no surprise that they have taken those roots and made a powerful record that is wholly and passionately their own
Roma di Luna was recently named City Pages Best Folk Artists of 2011. When asked about their music, lead vocalist, Channy Moon Casselle said, “One thing I don’t know about Roma di Luna is what genre we are in. We take it a song at a time and often end up with something that isn’t folk, but I like to think of us as still making music for the people and that is folk music to me.” The Roma di Luna concert on May 18 at Lyric Arts marks the first time the whole band has performed together since December 2010. “We’ve been dancing in and out of a much needed hiatus/sabbatical since later December…One thing I do know about Roma di Luna is that we put on a good show. We haven’t won any awards in this category, but I know it to be true,” commented Moon Casselle.
The Roma di Luna concert will allow fans to have an up-close, intimate chance to hear the stories behind their favorite songs. The acoustic melodies will waft through the 228-seat theater, as fans tap their toes and clap along to the music.
Tickets for Roma di Luna range from $16 to $20 and are available by calling the Box Office at 763-422-1838 or buy them now online.