Hailing from points as distant as Montgomery, Alabama and Winneconne, Wisconsin, Counterclockwise String Band is (L-R) Tad Smith (dobro), Alan Barnosky (guitar, vocals), Palmyra Romeo (bass), Michael Malek (banjo), and Robert Thornhill (mandolin). Bridging the traditional and the progressive, this Triangle-based quintet offers its own unique interpretations of time-tested melodies. You can enjoy their tunes on YouTube or their website.
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!
Nathan Bowles’ music, previously featured on NPR, has been called “hypnotic,” “mesmerizing,” and “a Terrence Malick film in a handful of strings.” When not performing with the Black Twig Pickers or Pelt, Nathan explores the possibilities of the clawhammer banjo as a solo artist, inspired in part by his childhood home on the Virginia side of the Great Dismal Swamp. His third solo album, recently released by the Paradise of Bachelors record label, is titled Whole & Cloven.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!
Hindugrass was founded in Los Angeles in 1998 by John Heitzenrater and friends as an acoustic vehicle to explore the commonalities between the classical and folk music of Northern India and the folk and bluegrass styles of Appalachia. The band features Heitzenrater on the sarod, Laura Thomas on the violin, Leah Gibson on the cello, Wiley Sykes on the tabla, and Ed Butler on percussion. The sound of Hindugrass is a fresh new voice for Indian fusion, a surprising and engaging festival for the ears in an age where everything has “already been done.” Alternately haunting and soaring sarod melodies intermingle with the sweet twang and bite of instruments from the Smoky Mountains and the rich palette of chamber strings over a driving bed of percussion instruments from around the world.
The band recently recorded its second studio album, and they will perform some of their newest material at the Love House & Hutchins Forum. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!