Swamp Gold

by Blato Zlato

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Lorena Moore Alternately exuberant and plaintive, with sweet singing, sturdy Old World percussion, and lively New World folk dance fiddling. The shimmering voices are strong enough to stand alone. Favorite track: Gjura Beli Belo Platno.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Our albums are packaged in beautifully designed and hand-crafted cases. Various artists of our local region collaborated to create a multi-paneled digipak full of original artwork inspired by our music. Cover artwork is a limited-edition run of Pippin Frisbie-Calder's Louisiana-Bulgaria-themed watercolor, with graphic design by John Rushing and hand-pressed lettering done by John Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Letterpress.

    The tracks on our compact disc flow seamlessly into one another without break to create continuity in the listening experience. Digital download contains mostly standalone songs with breaks between tracks. Purchase of the hard copy will provide a more holistic listening experience!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Swamp Gold via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 USD




released January 7, 2017

Recorded by Tim Stambaugh at Word of Mouth Studios in New Orleans, LA, June 2016.
Mixed and mastered by Dave Cook, Area 52 Studios in Saugerties, NY.
Cover artwork by Pippin Frisbie-Calder.
Graphic design by John Rushing.
Photography by Hunter King.
Gold lettering by John Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Letterpress.

A big thank-you to: Dave Cook, John Fitzgerald, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Hunter King, John Rushing, Tim Stambaugh, Natalie Bartlett, Vassil Bebelekov, Şükrü Alp Beyarslan, Ena Day, Merima Kljuco, Donka Koleva, Rachel MacFarlane, Northern Harmony, Aslı Sonceley, Tzvetanka Varimezova, Crecent City International Dancers, Sarah Jacques, Julia Michaels, and all our BZ friends and family.

Blato Zlato is:
Lou Carrig – Accordion, Vocals
Ian Cook – Violin
Annalisa Kelly – Vocals
Pete Olynciw – Upright Bass
Ruby Ross – Vocals
Boyanna Trayanova – Percussion (Doumbek, Tapan)



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Blato Zlato New Orleans, Louisiana

Hailing from the swampy city of New Orleans, Louisiana, Blato Zlato draws their inspiration from the old world melodies and village-style dance rhythms of Eastern Europe. Three-part vocal harmonies swirl and swell over hard-hitting instrumentals, making for a dynamic and trance-inducing auditory experience. ... more

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