The Volga is the largest river in Russia. Say it twice, and it is the title of a musical film from 1937. It is also the name for the current musical group led by songwriter Ivan Kuraev, performing gentle folk pop songs with a compelling touch of humor (see the featured track, “Up My Ass”). Since early 2013, Kuraev has been joined by some of his most talented and accomplished musical friends in the band: Kristin Mueller on vocals and electric guitar, BTRtv VIP Brian Kantor on drums, Ian Riggs on bass, and Karen Waltuch on viola and backing vocals (her work can also be found on albums by Wilco, The Walkmen, Beth Orton, Yellowbirds, and many more).
Featured song: “Up My Ass”
Complete broadcast and audio playlist: http://b-t-r.co/14uARvV
Volga Volga on Bandcamp: http://volgavolga.bandcamp.com
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