HEM (multiple albums)
Arrangements and orchestration by Greg Pliska
Over more than a decade Hem has amassed an extraordinary catalog of orchestrally-tinged folk music, performing live with the Boston Pops, and at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series (with Greg at the helm of the Gowanus Radio Orchestra). The band’s EVENINGLAND album, with Greg conducting the Slovak Radio Orchestra, garnered this mention from Peter Blackstock (No Depression #54): “The resplendent impact of Pliska’s arranging is at its peak on the Eveningland title track, which consists almost entirely of the Slovak ensemble (plus accents of glockenspiel from Messé and cymbals from Brotter).” Hem’s music has been the centerpiece of Liberty Mutual’s advertising campaigns since 2007. Visit Hem’s website here.
Albums available on iTunes and at the Amazon.com Hem store.