Gypsy funk, Arabesque trance, deep Latin grooves, soulful vocal and instrumental performances create the uniquely powerful experience that is SisterMonk. SisterMonk’s music probes provocative themes with mystical poetry and driving, rhythmic passion. Adventures through wilderness homesteading, zen meditation, urban/ rural community living and Tai Chi inspire SisterMonk’s songs of epic beauty, mystery, and epiphany.
SisterMonk’s power trio is guitarist/songwriter Jody Rubel, singer/ percussionist K. Deane and bass player Trevor Hochman.
The group shares bases in both Seattle, WA and New York City. The band tours frequently and continues to amass a loyal and diverse fan base. Following up the success of their two earlier CD releases (sold over 4, 000 copies) SisterMonk released “Never Give Up” in 2008.
SisterMonk has shared the stage with such notable acts as Zap Mama, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Anoushka Shankar, Karl Denson Trio, On the One, Delta Nove and more. They have appeared at a variety of prominent venues on both east and west coasts. East coast venues include The Knitting Factory, LeBarBats, SUNY New Paltz (opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead), Tower Records and Border Books. Pacific Northwest venues include the NW Folklife Festival, Seattle Hempfest, Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour (opened for Zap Mama), Nectar, Jazzbones, Evergreen St. College, Bastyr U., Humboldt State U., and numerous other clubs and venues in the area. They have been featured on radio shows such as “The Beat” with Dave Beck KUOW 94.9FM (NPR), KBCSs “Roots and Branches” segment, KSER 90.7FMs “The Sunlit Room” and KISM 92.9FM
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