Gurbo & Caserta
The Quarantine Sessions began at the start of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to work with their regular ensembles and unable to perform in front of people, Mark and Victor (like many other musicians) found themselves lost. In lieu of meeting up together to create music, they began creating tracks in their homes and sending them to one another. These tracks were created with whatever was on hand, using things like iPhones to record takes, kicking briefcases to simulate drums, etc. The goal of these tracks were to sound as “live” as possible, something unattainable at the time. What began as an exercise in staying sane as artists has transformed into a large collection of material, consisting of modern songs, folk and blues standards, and originals written by Victor V. Gurbo. While live music has begun to return, the Quarantine Sessions continue - bringing you unique lo-fi versions of some of your favorite songs, and some you’ve never heard of.