Friday, June 9, 2023
Ley Line is a world folk band from Austin, Texas that takes listeners on a musical journey of harmony, rhythm and acoustic instrumentation. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, the four singer-songwriters compose in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English to unite audiences around the world.
Rooted in rhythm, Ley Line transcends genres and languages. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and world percussion. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa.
Ley Line is the musical merging of two duos. Austinites Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez met twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013. Since reuniting in Austin in 2016, Ley Line has been weaving together their individual journeys into a collective vision; embracing the beauty and diversity of our world and uncovering the harmony that connects us all
In 2019 Ley Line performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival and were featured as the KUTX Artist of the Month. Their highly anticipated sophomore album “We Saw Blue” was released in 2020 along to national and international acclaim. Along with their second album, Ley Line debuted their visual EP documenting their three month tour through Brazil that inspired the songs. Their film, also entitled “We Saw Blue,” was screened at the Paramount Theater in Austin and is currently available to the public on YouTube and Vimeo.