Mountain Ballads and other evergreen songs

A concert


26.06.2021, Saturday / 22:00 / Sodni stolp /

Authors and performers
Uršula Ramoveš composition, vocals
Janez Ramoveš lyrics
Joži Šalej arrangements, vocals, piano, accordion
Metod Banko vocals, guitar 

After a break of several years, Uršula Ramoveš and Fantje z Jazbecove grape recorded a new album, Mountain Ballads, for the Celinka label. The album contains twelve songs that the group recorded in the Metro Studio in Ljubljana at the end of February 2020. Like their previous albums, the lyrics were written by Janez Ramoveš, and the music by the band’s leader, Uršula Ramoveš. The two permanent members are vocalist, pianist and accordionist Joži Šalej and guitarist Metod Banko. The guest musicians who contributed to the album were the Martin Ramoveš Band (Martin Ramoveš, Marko Petrič and Rok Skoliber), Boštjan Gombač, Blaž Celarec, Nino de Gleria and Jelena Ždrale.Music critic Mario Batelić wrote that practically all songs from the Mountain Ballads album "function as miniature music-narrative tales, similar to cabaret songs", while thoughtfully balancing the musical drama in them with reflection and asceticism. The abundance of bittersweet images of life, captured in the sound and poetic details, is interlaced with Uršula’s charming voice and the harmony of the instruments.

Mountain Ballads and other evergreen songs <em>Photo: Jaka Babnik</em>
Photo: Jaka Babnik