Georgian traditional song album in the works

Carl Linich has been singing traditional folk and liturgical polyphonic songs from Georgia and teaching others, since 1990. He has spent many years living in Georgia and teaching foreigners to sing Georgian folk songs. He was first introduced to Georgian vocal polyphony through the Hudson Valley’s Kartuli ensemble and later became a member of Trio Kavkasia.

Carl has been involved with many Georgian folk song efforts in the USA such as Northern Harmony ensemble, Supruli ensemble, directs the Bard College Georgian Vocal ensemble, and holds various workshops and lessons in Georgian vocal ornamentation, Georgian stringed instruments and the Georgian language.

He has instilled this love of Georgian music in his sons, and now their family trio has set out to record an album of Georgian songs. They have a Kickstarter page set up with a fundraiser for the album recording and plan to make both a digital and a physical CD album.

We are looking forward to this effort and hope to organize an event with Carl and family highlighting their experience of Georgian traditional singing in the USA.