Daniel Bachman: NPR Music Field Recordings at Stratford Hall, Virginia (Video)

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Daniel Bachman plays ‘Song For The Setting Sun II’ at Stratford Hall

NPR creates some amazing live concerts with their Tiny Desk Concerts series. They also shoot NPR Field Recordings. Small live concerts with musicians that are filmed in out of the way, not normal for concert places, around the US and abroad. Places that are sometimes iconic in some way to history or culture.

One of NPR’s newest ‘field recordings’ is one done with the amazing musician Daniel Bachman at Stratford Hall in Virginia. Stratford Hall was the home of General Robert E. Lee as well as of two signers of the Declaration of Independence — Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Daniel Bachman is a guitarist who currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, but he grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to Stratford Hall. NPR and Bachman thought it would be fascinating to film a field recording at Stratford Hall of Bachman playing ‘Song For The Setting Sun II‘, a track from his latest album River. 

Listen to it below. It’s absolutely gorgeous.


Michelle Topham