Wind Weavers plays an internationally cross-pollinated, eclectic blend of traditional and original acoustic music. The band was formed in 2018 when Diana decided to put on a concert for her birthday, and has since performed at the Back Room, SF Int’l Arts Festival, World Out West Music & Dance Festival, and the Cotati Accordion Festival. Their sound brings together many threads of their collective musical backgrounds and interests, with influences from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Brazil, and even some nods to our classical and jazz backgrounds. With well-crafted arrangements and spontaneous improvisations, the ensemble delights in discovering new grooves, weaving together harmonies and rhythms of diverse traditions, and finding an ever greater range of musical expression.
The ensemble is led by accordionist Diana Strong and features fiddle (Leah Wollenberg), guitar (Christopher Jacoby), double bass (Daniel Fabricant) and percussion (Aziz Yehia). We've also played with Clare Armenante, Audrey Knuth, Travis Hendrix, Joshua Mellinger and Debbie Gold.