Thursday, December 18, 2008
hot young alternative bluegrass group
P.M., Music 8:00
| WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW
Featuring the unusual instrumental lineup of cello, banjo, double bass, fiddle, and voice, Crooked Still redefines traditional music with their startling—and mighty infectious—"low lonesome" sound. Drawing from bluegrass, old-time, and contemporary folk traditions, the Boston-based quintet put out a killer combination of driving, earthy rhythms, and spooky backwoods melodies, searing blues riffs and soaring vocals.
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Bravura banjo player, Gregory Liszt (who recently toured as a member of Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions Band) trades solos with youthful aces Tristan Clarridge (Darol Anger's Republic of Strings) on cello and Brittany Haas (Darol Anger, Yonder Mountain String Band) on fiddle, while the expressive, feathery voice of Aoife O'Donovan hangs above and Corey DiMario's double-bass grounds it all.
On their debut album, Hop High, Crooked Still dug deep into classics like "Darling Corey" and "Shady Grove" to reveal the brooding energy at the heart of the music while surprising listeners at every turn with their interplay and shifting harmonies. They released a new CD, Still Crooked (Signature Sounds), over the summer, so expect plenty of groovy new gems tonight!