The New Prohibition Band features Cera Impala (center) on the clawhammer banjo, violinist Dirk Ronneburg on the left and Jovanka von Wilsdorf on the bass-station.
“The New Prohibition Band” is in the midst of recording their new album “Higher Place,” which is scheduled to be released in September.
In 2007, TNPB left Olympia, WA for a "semi-permanent tour of Europe." The group is based in Berlin, led by songwriter and clawhammer banjoist Cera Impala.
They describe their sound as “neo-folk-electronica," a sort of old-fashioned folk music with a modern sensibility.
Listening to TNPB at my florescent office desk with headphones, I felt like I was at home again in Tennessee. Their music has a kind of organic sweetness that feels authentic, though some of their tracks have a darker edge.
Listen to "Jihad" from the 2007 album "Busted"
The band will be performing at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy this July 23rd for NPR Berlin's first ever Member Event.
If you'd like to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.