The music on Entwined represents some of the first ever long-form works written by classical composers for the traditional 5-piece bluegrass string band.  These pieces offer a fresh perspective on this iconic instrumental combination, and a prismatic view into four fascinating compositional worlds.  

an evening in the village

An Evening in the Village: The Music of Béla Bartók finds common ground between the piquant beauty of Bartók's take on Eastern European folk melodies and the big-sky vibrancy of new American acoustic music.  Watch our NPR Tiny Desk Concert playing this music. 

ten thousand leaves

This 2007 release (produced by Matt Flinner), features a series of jazz-inflected originals, an Astor Piazzolla tango, and a 3-movement through-composed suite entitled “In the American West,” inspired by Richard Avedon's photos.