Balmorhea is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX.
Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including Stranger, which was released in October 2012.
Balmorhea’s early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night.
Balmorhea | Jubi
Slowly adding more members to the band over the years, including a string section and full percussion, Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape.
Opening for Balmorhea is Jesse Marchant, who records under his initials JBM. His latest LP, ‘Stray Ashes’ was written and recorded in a studio that Marchant set up in a rented house in upstate NY, where he played most of the instruments himself and handled all of the recording duties.
JBM | Moonwatcher
Stray Ashes tested the limits of loneliness and self-discipline, and revealed itself to be a dark, dynamic and raw album.
JBM has since toured the US with Other Lives, Damien Jurado, as well as the mercury prize-wining Alt-j, and has received substantial praise for his mesmerizing live performances. He was born in Montreal, Canada and resides in New York City.
Balmorhea & JBM LIVE
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | 21:00 CET
Urban Spree | Revaler Str. 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain