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Americana meets the neighbors

Round Mountain, featuring brothers Char and Robby Rothschild of Santa Fe, N.M., blend dusty American grit with a world of influences to create a singular take on folk music. The brothers traveled the globe to discover music from various cultures and filtered it through their sepia-toned Americana framework.

Round Mountain will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Highway. The show is open to all ages.

The Rothschilds found passion for Irish music in 1990 with their rock band, Lizard House, then added West African, Appalachian, Afro-beat, Turkish and Balkan to the mix.

Char Rothschild plays trumpet and accordion — sometimes simultaneously — as well as guitar, dobro and gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe).

Robby Rothschild plays cajón (a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru), kora (West African harp), bouzouki (Greek lute) and djembe (African drum).

The authenticity that the Rothschilds searched for in their music emerged when their songs began to reflect the brothers' original ideas. These songs appeared in 2004 on the duo's debut album, "Round Mountain." "Truth and Darkness" followed in 2007, and "Windward" was released in 2009. Round Mountain has recorded with nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and rock musician Kip Winger, among many others.

Admission to the concert is a sliding scale of $8 to $18. Call 541-846-7325.

Brothers Robby and Char Rothschild are Round Mountain. - www.sonicbids.com