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BEEHiVEPRO: Documenting Roots Music

As cultural documentarians—we’re on a journey to prove a theory — that music, art and creativity make the world a better place and that human expression has no borders.

Our greatest creative aspiration is to document and celebrate roots and folk music in all the places that it exists, near and far—from big stages and festivals to an old-time fiddler’s kitchen.

With our field recordings series and documentaries we strive to explore the way in which this music connects us all, no matter what our individual origin stories are. 

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BEEHIVE FIELD RECORDINGS

Beehive Field Recordings is our self-produced series currently being distributed on FolkAlley.com.

GIRI & UMA PETERS

Somewhere at the intersection of old-time music, bluegrass, and Piedmont Blues, is the unique and amazing sound of acoustic musicians, Giri (age 14) and Uma Peters (age 12). These Indian-American siblings from Nashville, TN are award-winning multi-instrumentalists - Giri on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and Uma on clawhammer and gourd banjo. They have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of music and songwriting. Although young in age, their musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years

DIETRICH STRAUSE with ANNA TIVEL

New England singer-songwriter Dietrich Strause performing some brand new songs — joined by Anna Tivel at CitySpace in Easthampton, MA.

 
 

MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS

Bruce Molsky (fiddle hero), Allison de Groot (banjo) and Stash Wyslouch (guitar) are the Mountain Drifters. We captured this set in front of a live audience at the Winter Hoot Music Fest. held at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. February, 2019

 
 
 

CROSSING BORDERS: FOLK ALLIANCE 2019

Captured in February during the 2019 Folk Alliance International Conference in Montréal, Quebec. The theme for the set was 'Crossing Borders' with a goal to include artists from as many different cultural identities and places as possible. Here we present a unique mixture of folk and roots music through the lens of Canadian, Abenaki, Australian, Sephardi Jew, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Irish, Tuvan, and American experience all captured live in a hotel room in Montréal. Featured video at left is Lily Henley performing in Sephardic Ladino.

 
 
 

TAARKA

Taarka—the Lyons, Colorado husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals)—were once described as “a collision between Django Reinhardt and David Grisman.”

This session was captured live in Wadhams, New York at the Dogwood Bread Company in January, 2019 and features Max Johnson on upright bass.

 
 
 

FOLKSPOT at TØNDER FESTIVAL

This past August we traveled to the Tønder Festival in the southern region of Denmark where we filmed live session videos in collaboration with Folk Spot Denmark. Folk Spot is a support organization whose mission is to promote Danish roots, folk, and traditional music to the rest of the world. These six acts (of the eight selected by Folk Spot) reflect the unique variety of styles and cultural influences within the genre of Danish Folk and Roots music. Captured August, 2018.
Click the link below to see all 6 bands.

 
 
 

RADIO JAROCHO & ZENEN ZEFFERINO

Radio Jarocho are a group of Mexican-Americans from New York City that perform son jarocho music, the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico. They've been mixing it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. When we filmed these, they had recently joined forces with son jarocho legend Zenen Zeferino from Veracuz. This set was captured at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, NY - July, 2018. The link below features 3 videos from this set as well as an earlier set captured at the HOOT Festival, January, 2018.

 
 
 

BARREL ROOM SESSIONS AT VINEGRASS FEST

Filmed during the Vinegrass Music Festival at the beautiful Truro Vineyards south of Provincetown, Massachusetts. We captured these bands in the big room filled floor-to-ceiling with oak barrels full of wine and spirits, hence the name "Barrel Room Sessions."

 
 

 

FOLK ALLEY SESSIONS

We’ve been producing the Folk Alley Sessions series in collaboration with Program Director, Linda Fahey since 2015. Visit FolkAlley.com to see more from this series.

 
 
 

ALLISON de GROOT & TATIANA HARGREAVES

Captured live at our studio in Saranac Lake, NY - 2019

 
 
 
 

ANNA TIVEL

This session features singer-songwriter Anna Tivel with the accompaniment of Dietrich Strause on guitar and backing vocals. Captured in a tiny loft space above the stage at CitySpace in Easthampton, MA. I don't think we've ever captured anything quite so beautiful. The light, the songwriting, the playing, all equally exquisite.
Click below to see the full set and listen to Anna’s interview.
April, 2019

 
 
 

THE DEAD HORSES

We filmed the Wisconsin duo, The Dead Horses, Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff at our studio in Saranac Lake while they were passing through on their recent Northeast tour. To see the complete set and hear the interview, click below. April, 2019

 
 
 

RAYNA GELLERT & KIERAN KANE

This was our second Folk Alley Session with this duo. To change up the scenery a bit, we decided to film them performing in their lakeside cabin in the Adirondacks about an hour south of the Beehive Studio. They recorded much of their last record in this space so it was nice to capture them in their natural habitat. Click below to see the full set and hear the interview. March, 2019

 
 
 

MAYA DeVITRY

We captured this session in a rehearsal space in Maya’s Nashville apartment which had amazing light. The space was so tiny (especially with a full drum kit and upright bass) that we had to film from the doorway. Kaitlyn Raitz was our third camera and lighting guru for this set.
To see all 3 videos and hear Maya’s interview, click below. January, 2019

 
 
 

LULA WILES

Filmed at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, NY

To see all 3 videos and hear the band’s interview, click below.
January, 2019

 
 
 

MIPSO

Filmed in Saranac Lake, NY at the Beehive Productions studio.

To see all 3 videos and hear the band’s interview, click below.
December, 2018