World Premiere of "Stumble Smooth" in July

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World Premiere of "Stumble Smooth" in July

The amazing Gyan Riley has a week-long residency at John Zorn's legendary club The Stone in New York City this summer, and he has asked me to put together a special incarnation of the Quintet for the world premiere of his composition Stumble Smooth.   We obviously worked it up for the recording, but this will be the first time we have performed this burly work.   On July 8 at 8pm, come check this band for a one-off show, including Gyan on guitar, David Goldenberg on mandolin, Jarel Engel on bass, and Enion Pelta-Tiller on violin,  

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A Classical Hoedown at WQXR

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A Classical Hoedown at WQXR

As we traveled through the snow and ice in February, we stopped by WQXR for a Cafe Concert.  We played a few pieces, which you can hear above, then Terrance McKnight interview Matt Flinner and myself about the project (starts about halfway through).  And here's a video from the session:

 






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Bandcamp and iTunes

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Bandcamp and iTunes

The album is now available for pre-order at Bandcamp and iTunes.  Both places include the liner notes, but only Bandcamp includes a crazy bonus track written by yours truly, custom artwork for each suite (see the cover for Flatiron below), and lots more love.  In this day and age of much lamenting over the demise of the music business, Bandcamp is part of the solution. The artists are selling straight to their audience, and it offers a deeper level of interaction than the likes of Amazon or iTunes.  

 

 


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Ship in the Clouds sets sail

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Ship in the Clouds sets sail

For those in the Bay area, our short run starts tomorrow night, Thursday, November 13, through Sunday.  We have lots of new stuff, lots of old stuff, bluegrass, choro, polskas, and more.  Visit the tour page, or our facebook page for more info.  

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