Gatorland w/ Left-Right Strings
Wed. April, 18th, 7:00 PM
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Continuing our series featuring students from Berklee College of Music. Free will offering, $5-10+ cash donation appreciated.
Gatorland is a Berklee acoustic string ensemble dedicated to playing the music of mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall. Coached by Berklee Professor Darol Anger, Gatorland features some of the most accomplished young acoustic musicians working today.
Ethan Setiawan, mandolin & mandocello
Ben Knorr, guitar
Korey Brodsky, guitar & mandolin
Joseph Byrne, String Bass
Ella Jordan, fiddle
Audrey Budington, fiddle
Hanna Rose Baker, fiddle
Cecilia Vacanti- Viola
Hannah Rose Baker- Five string fiddle
Casey Murray- Cello
Emilie Rose- Fiddle
Tue. April 24th at 7:30 PM
25 Half Moon Hill
Acton, MA 01720
This concert will be the second time notloB Music has presented Cantrip (concert #166, August 1, 2015 at the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington), this time will be in collabation with Eric Kilburn (Wellspring Sound). But our ongoing relationship with Eric MacDonald started literally just down the road at the former Cafe Ziba in the plaza at routes 2A and 27, where Eric's teen band, Jaded Mandolin, was a regular at its Saturday afternoon music sessions.
"Their music comes from wild landscapes and wild places of the spirit." -- The Orcadian
The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Originally formed as a quartet, Cantrip sprung from a local session in Edinburgh nearly twenty years ago. Their driving music immediately caught the attention of the masses, and they were quickly signed to the Foot Stompin' label. With their first album "Silver" (2001) in hand, Cantrip made its way across the water to the United States, where they were received with roars and shouts (of enjoyment). After years of significant touring, the band parted ways with Foot Stompin' and began producing albums on their own. Two albums later ("Boneshaker" in 2005 and "Piping the Fish" in 2008), Cantrip had cemented itself as a perennial figure. After a period of hiatus in which children were born and continents were left for new ones, Cantrip redefined its sound. Trimming itself to a trio, the band tightened its arrangements while expanding its influence. New inspirations began creeping into the sound, complementing the traditional foundation of the band. This more mature sound debuted on their recent release "The Crossing" (2016) and has been catching the ear of listeners and concert goers all over again. Now, in recognition of 20 years of performing the band is returning to its roots and revisiting Silver, with a live re-release slated for Autumn 2018 that looks to be as exciting and full of energy as ever.... continued at http://www.cantrip-music.com/
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