Blato Zlato kicked the doors down at this year’s Golden Fest, the amazing annual Balkan festival in NYC featuring over 60 bands.  We got to talk backstage with Lou Carrig, Annalisa Kelly,Ruby Ross and check out selections from their new album Swamp Gold.

Formed in 2015, the band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and improvisational, dreamy, full-energy arrangements.


Blato Zlato is:

Lou Carrig – Accordion, Vocals
Ian Cook – Violin
Annalisa Kelly – Vocals
Pete Olynciw – Upright Bass
Ruby Ross – Vocals
Boyanna Trayanova – Percussion



Published by David Ellenbogen

I am a musician, producer, educator and NYC radio host.