Blue Horse Inn, Church Street, Woodstock, VT
presented by Pentangle Arts
Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
Studio 31 concerts offer a cash bar.
WOODSTOCK – At its core, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is fiddle, acoustic guitar, standup bass and a “junk” drum set made of boxes, tin cans, plastic jugs and an old suitcase. Atop this instrumental mayhem are the band’s four superb vocalists and their trademark harmonies. The band picks up what is lying around – literally – from tin cans, to old songs, to human stories – and creates something new.
Enjoy Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem’s critically acclaimed “recycled” sound on Friday, March 7th at 7:30 pm as part of Pentangle’s Studio31 intimate salon-style concert series. Studio31 concerts invite music-lovers to enjoy great music, great wine, and great conversation in small venues, private homes, and unique settings around Woodstock Village.
Seats are limited and tickets are on sale now for a performance that the East Bay Express calls “an eclectic mix of folk, roots, swing, bluegrass, and other American and instrumental styles, played with a bright bouncy flair. The band ranges through the entire history of acoustic music with a sparkling, high energy show marked by breathtaking musicianship”.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem draw from the deep well of American roots music, and have an adventurous way of mixing things up. They infuse a 200 year-old Georgia Sea Islands song with a New Orleans groove, or set original lyrics to an Irish fiddle tune – then layer it with a beat on a South American box drum. A Leonard Cohen cover gets a clawhammer banjo; Bruce Springsteen gets high-octane, bluegrass style harmonies. Original works by the band range from Unitarian funk gospel to 1950s swing. With influences from Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt, from Ghanaian drumming to the funky Meters, and from Fiddlin’ John Carson to Bob Dylan, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem celebrate America’s rich musical past and bring it to the present.
“Explodes with energy and relaxed good humor… a heady and very tasty new musical brew. Drink up!” writes Steven Stone (Vintage Guitar Magazine).
Don’t miss Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem performing at the Blue Horse Inn on Friday, March 7th at 7:30 pm!
For more information visit www.pentanglearts.org or call 802-457-3981.