Iroquois Amphitheater Presents:
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY, 40214
Exactly what you may or may not expect from a group of guys hailing from geographic locations such as Ecuador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala … not to mention Kentucky. Appalatin fluently combine the sounds and styles indigenous to Latin music with that of American folk music, transcending into its own unique amalgamation of truly global music.
The six-member band uses all acoustic instrumentation that features classical and steel string guitars; traditional Native wood flutes and pan flutes; harmonica; mandolin; charango (Andean ukelele); bass; and a myriad of percussion (congas, bongos, cajon, maracas, cow-bell and guiro to name a few).
While they call Louisville, Ky., home, each member has found a unique path to arrive there. The derivation of the name Appalatin represents the origin of the six members of the band: two members were born and grew up in the Appalachian region of Kentucky (though both individually lived in Latin America), one from Louisville, one member was born and grew up in the Andean mountain region of Ecuador, and one member was born and raised in Nicaragua and one in Mexico.