Furia is an ensemble of innovative musicians including Meredith Fierke (vocals, guitars and banjo), Steve McKinstry (B3 and pump organ) and Schuyler Petersen (mandola, guitar & banjo), crafting unexpected combinations of color and counterpoint. Soaring vocal melodies and intricate instrumentation, reminiscent of 19th century art music, are joined with a “glass scraping metal-edged” soundscape of the industrial world creating a unique “dirty-pretty” aesthetic.
Furia has performed in many of the Twin Cities notable music venues and has appeared at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. In January of 2009 Meredith was invited to give a live radio performance in KTCZ – Cities97’s Studio C. That recording of “Train’s Song” was subsequently chosen for the CITIES 97 SAMPLER Volume 21 along with many other national acts. Her album The Procession, released in 2008, is available on itunes. Meredith is currently recording her second album with engineer and musician Steve McKinstry, Dylan McKinstry & Schyler Petersen.