Heartstrings Review

Gondola Sessions? Sign Me Up!

By: Lauren Jahoda

Mountains…check. Music…check. Gondola…check! The Gondola Sessions is just about the neatest idea I’ve heard of since SerialBox Presents. They recruit bands for live acoustic performances inside surrogate recording booths, also known as gondolas, while gliding through the sky amidst the mountains of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Rayland Baxter, Elephant Revival, Bombino and Steep Canyon Rangers (who will be the subject of a HEARTSTRINGS feature article soon), are among the knock-out musicians they’ve hosted already. It really just doesn’t get much better than that.

Keep an eye out for the upcoming release of Nathaniel Rateliff’s Gondola Session, and debut album Falling Faster Than You Can Run which is stunning all who are fortunate enough to listen.

For now, start with Rayland Baxter’s performance of “Willy’s Song” on the Gondola:

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