"blindingly impressive...a fizzing, daring display of personality and imagination. "

- The New York Times

Taking Bach out of the museum and infusing his music with equal parts tradition, funk, whimsy, and fun, Emi Ferguson and Ruckus take you on a wild romp through some of Bach’s most playful and transcendent works. The album features new arrangements of Bach’s Flute Sonatas and Keyboard Preludes, orchestrated for baroque flute and the forces of Ruckus that include theorbos, baroque guitars, baroque bassoon, cello, viola da gamba, harpsichord, organ, bass, and even banjo.

Ruckus, the super-powered baroque rhythm section, explodes Bach’s single bass line into a rainbow of textures and colors, continually shifting like light over the landscape as Ferguson’s flute lines dance above. Contrasting the three flute sonatas on the album are new arrangements of a variety of Bach’s keyboard preludes, with selections ranging from the beloved Well Tempered Clavier, to alternate movements from keyboard suites that are rarely performed.

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latest news...

WCRB names Fly the Coop an "Album of the Year"

Boston's WCRB names Fly the Coop as one of 9 albums of the year for 2019

November 25th, 2019

Read Emi's interview with Early Music America's Andrew Sammut.

November 25th, 2019

Concert review of FLY THE COOP at MB1800 

David Wright reviews Emi and Ruckus' New York Performance for the New York Classical Review

November 18th, 2019

Fly the Coop available on IDAGIO!

You can now hear Fly the Coop on the premier Classical streaming service idagio. Listen now in high def!

August 23rd, 2019

4th week on the Billboard charts!

Fly the Coop is still riding the Billboard charts at #12! Thank you to everyone who has listened to the album!

August 20th, 2019

Fly the Coop on John Clare's "What's New-Ah Bach"

WBAA/PRX: Listen here.

August 6th, 2019

KDFC Album of the Week!

The Bay Area's Album of the Week: read more

August 5th, 2019

KUSC Album of the Week!

Southern California's Album of the Week: read more

August 5th, 2019

Fly the Coop on NPR Classical!

Fly the Coop featured on Tom Huizenga's NPR Classical Playlists

July 18th, 2019

2 for 2! Second week as #2 on Billboard Charts!

Fly the Coop at #2 for the second week in a row on the Traditional Classical Charts!

July 16th, 2019

New releases with Lisa Flynn, WFMT 98.7

Fly the Coop featured on Lisa Flynn's "New Releases" on Chicago's WFMT 98.7 FM.

July 15th, 2019

Billboard debut at #2!

Fly the Coop debuts at #2 on the Classical Albums and Traditional Classical Billboard Charts! Also featured on the Heatseekers Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Charts!!

July 9th, 2019

WCRB's CD of the week and review!

"Radiant Bach with Emi Ferguson and Ruckus"

We are full of love for Emi's hometown station WCRB featuring Fly the Coop as their CD of the week, accompanied by a wonderful review of the album. Check it out!

July 8th, 2019

Featured on Apple Music Classical Playlists!

Tracks from Fly the Coop added to Bach and the Baroque and Classical Dinner Party playlists. Throw a chicken dinner and listen to Fly the Coop! 🐔

June 28th, 2019

#1 on iTunes Classical!

The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Charts today and we couldn't be more excited! Thank you to everyone who has ordered the album - we are flying because of you!

June 28th, 2019

Fly the Coop: Bach Sonatas and Preludes out now!

June 28th, 2019

Prelude in G Major featured on Spotify's editorial playlist "Classical New Releases"

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This is the second week we've been selected for this playlist and we couldn't be more pumped!

June 21st, 2019

Single Release: Prelude in G Major (After BWV 884)

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June 21st, 2019

E Minor Sonata featured on Spotify's Editorial playlist "Classical New Releases"

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June 15th, 2019

Single Release: E Minor Sonata, BWV 1034: II. Allegro

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June 14th, 2019

Emi joins John Schneider at KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles

Listen to the radio show

June 13th, 2019

Fly the Coop: Bach Sonatas and Preludes available for Pre-Order

Pre-order: Physical | iTunes | Amazon

June 11th, 2019

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