Anywhere They Go (Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches)
NYC based Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is explosive! Fusing North Indian sounds and world rhythms with folk, country, roots, music of New Orleans, 1920s, and originals.
Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis as well as performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Blue Plate Special, Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos, Kansas City Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International 2017 and appeared in moves such as Mona Lisa Smile, Away We Go and Disney’s Enchanted.
#5 Artist, #6 Album, #7 Song on International Folk Radio Sept. 2016
David Amram testimonial http://banjonickaru.com/video/david-a…
“Fresh and vital” Classical Arts
“…it’s unlike anything most listeners will find elsewhere.”
San Diego Troubadour
“Americana music at its purest and most impressive” No Depression
“Unfailingly high-spirited.” LONDON TIMES
“Nick Russo has worked with artists all over the jazz spectrum. His latest release brings a decidedly unorthodox approach.”DOWNBEAT ⋆⋆⋆⋆
“It underscores, too, how sounds from another time can be renewed and re-imagined, by creative minds and right hands, in the present moment. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are ridiculously fun.” Rambles.
Our original “Anywhere They Go” (by Betina Hershey Russo)
Betina Hershey Russo, lead voice/guitar/composer, Nick Russo, banjo, Neel Murgai, sitar, Harvey Wirht, drums
videographer & video editing , Sara Pettinella (little comb productions)
audio engineer, Len Monachello
shot and recorded at Soundtronics, NYC