Gaida by A Hawk and a Hacksaw
On the eve of a new album release, the New Mexico based ensemble, A Hawk and A Hacksaw were on the road, bringing them to WFMU's Jersey City studios. The duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost incorporate Balkan traditions in their music, which is put to good use on their latest disc, "You Have Already Gone to the New World." The album is their own soundtrack to a Russian film called "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors," by filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov. In addition to touring, as they say on their website they "...still play weddings, bar mitvahs, circumcisions, quinceaneras, saints day feasts, general parties, etc," but A Hawk and A Hacksaw happily played for the WFMU audience.