September 22nd, 2022 10:30pm Stage 3
On a Limb
On a Limb formed in 2016, initially as a way for three Cincinnati-based musicians to collectively practice free improvisation. As chemistry quickly developed, they began writing, performing, and recording original music, with their first single “Glimpse #1” dropping in November 2018. The band has since relocated to New York City and has released two full-length albums, with more music on the way. Pianist Andrew Haug is the primary composer and arranger for the group, writing for the specific musical personalities of bassist Ethan Marsh and drummer Charlie Schefft. His compositional style has been described by fellow musicians as “honest and thoughtful, beautiful yet energetic, with a hint of mysteriousness and darkness.” Having crafted a sound that reflects a wide range of influences, their dynamic interplay is uniquely identifiable. The band has been noted for their deep chemistry and “telepathic improvisational skills,” according to award-winning music editor, Mike Breen. On a Limb has performed throughout the United States, including shared performances with bands such as Lucas Kadish TUNDRA, Animal Mother, Dot Gov, and Glenn Zaleski Trio.