Chicago, USA – Eastern Blok releases their highly anticipated album, Folk Tales, on October 24, 2007. The quartet will be a highlight of this year’s Chicago World Music Festival in September, and the group has been selected to be featured in the upcoming major motion picture, Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.
After playing over 300 shows together and selling more than 3,000 records, the band formerly known as The Goran Ivanovic Group has recorded a new album, changed their name, and has been successfully packing venues throughout the country since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2005.
From appearing on NPR to touring the country with Poland’s own Grazyna Auguscik, Eastern Blok works without borders and which is reflected in their dynamic music. The band’s “Blacksmith’s Dance” was selected from thousands of submissions to be one of three finalists in the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Upcoming "Folk Tales" Tour Dates
7/26 — Kalamazoo, MI — The Union
7/27 — Kalamazoo, MI — The Union
7/28 — Deerfield, IL — Sights & Sounds at Ryerson Woods
8/02 — Chicago, IL — Pops For Champagne
8/17 — Dayton, OH — Pacchia
8/18 — Dayton, OH — Pacchia
8/23 — Chicago, IL — Pops For Champagne
9/01 — Rockford, IL — Waterfront Festival
9/06 — Chicago, IL — Pops For Champagne
9/20 – Grand Rapids, MI — Founders Brewing Company
9/22 — Haverford, PA — Haverford College
9/27 – New York City, NY – Mehanata
10/1 — Philadelphia, PA — Chris Jazz Café
10/3 — Washington D.C. — Blues Alley
10/4 — Dearborn, MI — Arab American National Museum
11/9 — Grand Rapids, MI — MAJIC Festival
(More dates coming soon)
To hear “Balkan Healer” and “Songs From The Black Sea,” two new songs from Folk Tales, head to http://easternblok.net/music.html and take a listen.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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