Branches of the Vine

Are-You-Connected-coverThe former inspirational Band, Branches of the Vine, was based in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

Branches of the Vine was an exciting team of musicians and singers led by Singer/Songwriter and Pianist, Paul Thorbourne.  The team wowed Jamaican audiences across the nation and also performed overseas throughout the three-decade span up to the mid-1990s.

The team included the following outstanding musicians:
Paul Thorbourne – Keyboards
Ricky Grant – Drums
David McLean – Bass
Denton Bailey – Guitar
Robert Stewart – Percussion

Singers included: Paul Thorbourne, Elaine Carty, Marilyn Williams, Karen Prescod and Grace Bailey.

Although Branches of the Vine is no longer performing together, their legacy lives on in their stellar recording, Are You Connected?  Nominated for several awards, this archival recording is power-packed with a combination of lilting ballads, pounding Reggae, and playfully impish sock-hop rhythms.  The lyrical content is one of the strongest elements throughout this recording that rings with sage truths and soars in purest praise.

CRIG by Eleanor l'Amie © 2015