Long is the Walk
Long is the Walk
Long Is The Walk, the solo project of Boston-based cellist, singer-songwriter and composer Jeremy Harman is set to release its debut album Spirits and Ghosts, a hauntingly hypnotic collection of songs and virtuosic instrumentals which weave together coming-of-age tales of an individual struggling to hold on to dreams and purpose as the naivete of youth fades and is replaced by an obsession with the finite nature of time and of life. Fleet-fingered acoustic guitar ostinatos pulsate throughout, layers of cello spend as much time chugging viscerally as they do whispering ominously, and lush, understated vocal harmonies bring to mind Bon Iver and Andrew Bird, all set against the backdrop of the tight jazz-tinged rhythm section of drummer Jens Ellerhold and upright bassist Joey Pierog. The end result is a dream-like mixture in which raw grit repeatedly gives way to atmospheric beauty.
Adam Jacob Simon
Composer Adam Jacob Simon has enjoyed many recent performances and commissions from nationally acclaimed ensembles including Lorelei Ensemble, Conspirare, Seraphic Fire, WordSong Boston, Palaver Strings and the Oriana Consort. His music has been praised as “…full-throated and exhilarating…” – The Boston Globe and “…swept with a mercurial traversal of emotions…” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer. In 2010 he won the St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award to record his String Quartet #1 with the Mt. Auburn String Quartet, founded by popular Boston cellist, Rafael Popper Keizer. His compositions are regularly performed throughout the US and Europe.
He is an avid folk singer performing frequently with VT based vocal ensemble Northern Harmony, traveling throughout Europe, South Africa and the U.S. As co-founder of the folk music duo “Sophie et Adam” alongside French mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, he frequently performs a varied repertoire of European and American folk music.