Datura Road is a world music ensemble that is combining the sounds of East and West with the energy of the Hudson Valley and greater New York area. Datura Road was created when guitarist, oudist, vocalist, and pennywhistle player, Matt Nobile invited guitarist/mandolinist, and former teacher Raphael Garritano, to work through some songs. Percussionist David Budd was recruited shortly thereafter, and bassist Peter Nobile was pulled in by his son Matt who then became the fourth member. Influenced by western classical and medieval music, and flavored with West African and Middle Eastern music, with a splash of jazz, Datura Road has a world music sound that is uniquely engaging and passionately palatable, achieving the best energy that world music has to offer. Their self-titled debut album contains innovative, fervent and talented performances. Each tune is unexpectedly lyrical and vibrates with deep sentiments of Eastern and Western sounds and colors. That’s the short of!