The final night of the Global Roots Festival features free performances from Guadeloupean/French/New Orleans blues explorers Delgres and Toronto-based punk Balkan brass band Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Come early for the Wada Jir Riverside Band Album Release on The Cedar’s plaza.
Kari Arnett’s vocal style has often been compared to Patty Griffin and Lori McKenna with a vulnerable grit as honest as her songs and inhabits the folk-country borderlands.
Hailed by NPR for their “warm harmonies” and “pristine playing,” The Stray Birds are an Americana trio touring behind Let It Pass, their most powerful, personal, and cathartic record yet.
Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.
Bands often claim to be unique, but Spiro really do defy easy categorisation. They are an acoustic instrumental quartet, playing violin, mandolin, accordion and guitar (which is occasionally replaced by cello), and though they do make use of traditional themes, they are most certainly not a folk band.
Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. For their first show at The Cedar, they share a co-bill with Fendika, a troupe of the most accomplished azmari musicians and dancers from across Ethiopia.
Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and song is delighted to present his brand new trio with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch.
Delta Lady–Rita Coolidge is back with Safe in the Arms of Time, her 18th solo album and a reaffirmation of her indomitable spirit and unquenchable creative thirst.