BRATTLEBORO -- Windborne, a vocal quartet, comes to Brattleboro on Saturday as part of a three-concert swing through New England before embarking on an international tour.
Windborne performs on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., before the quartet takes its Americana music show on the road to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Angola with the State Department’s American Music Abroad program.
Windborne was one of 10 groups selected from a pool of more than 350 for this State Department program which promotes cultural exchange.
Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig and Jeremy Carter-Gordon have traveled extensively in the U.S., and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus. Windborne has toured New England several times, and in 2010 its vocal agility and power won first place in Young Tradition Vermont’s Showcase Competition. Since then, Windborne has appeared at folk festivals and concert venues around New England and taught workshops at universities in the Northeast.
Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the U.S. and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed a uniquely authentic and distinctive sound.