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Crooked Still + Smokin' Catfish @ The Tunnels, 18th October


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Sunday 18th October 2009

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone (01224) 211121

Doors 8pm

Tickets 8+bf in adv / 10 on door

Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk





Crooked Still are a self-styled alternative bluegrass band and arguably the "the most important folk group to emerge from Boston since the early 60s" (Boston Globe). Creating a hard-to-pigeon-hole mix of dark and mesmerising, yet deeply uplifting, old-time roots and folk music which confuse the boundaries between the modern and the traditional.

Consisting of Aoife O'Donovan (vocal), Dr. Gregory Liszt (Banjo), Corey DiMario (double bass), Tristan Clarridge (cello) and Brittany Haas (fiddle) their live performances are known for their high energy, technical skill, unusual instrumentation and innovative acoustic style. Much like moonshine distilled in the apparatus that inspired their name, Crooked Still are still fermenting. And the music here is undeniably intoxicating...

We will let these quotes speak for themselves:

"No one captures the eerie, gorgeous menace of classic Anglo-American folk ballads like this Boston band... chilling and otherworldly." USA Today

"...your expectations of how bluegrass and old-time classics should be performed will be turned on its ear." Vintage Guitar Magazine

"They make bluegrass music sounds like nobody else's... Aoife O'Donovan has a voice of rare, stunning purity and clarity." Sing Out!

"Still Crooked is an elegant package of superbly crafted musical styles taking country/folk as the deep foundation and veering off into exciting and exhilarating directions." All Music Guide

"Warmed by a robust cello, the inventive arrangements forgo high and lonesome in favor of deep, dusky yearning." Time Out New York

"A highly skilled outfit with an ingenious flair for steering traditional music in unexpected directions...rarely have musings about death, misadventure and murder sounded so lovely" The Boston Globe




Kick-ass, dance-to bluegrass from a local 6-piece made up of double bass, guitar, 2 banjos, mandolin, fiddle and 3 great singers in 3-part harmony bliss.


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