Myrtle and the Nocturnal are a Revelstoke-based collaboration between Myra Morrison and Denis Severino. We recorded Going Across the Mountain at Revelstoke’s Centennial Park on a sweltering hot July 8, 2015. This video is a preview of their performance at the Revelstoke Street Music Festival on July 11, 2015.
Severino is a cornerstone of the Revelstoke music scene, appearing in many arrangements and organizing the Revelstoke Coffee House.
Myra Morrison is from Ohio, and met Severino at the Appalachian String Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.
They’ve since started collaborating and came together with Myrtle and the Nocturnal, an old-time music duo that add some modern arrangements to the mix.
“It’s mountain music, it’s music of the people, it’s a lot of fiddle tunes and ballads that span across centuries in the Appalachia region,” Severino said. “They have a beautiful culture there of music and that’s what we’re putting out.”
They play the Revelstoke Street Music Festival this Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Above is a YouTube video created by the Revelstoke Mountaineer, and below is our SoundCloud interview with the band and a recording of Coming Across the Mountain.