December 9th, 2021 7pm Stage 2
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Praised by NPR for their "upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine will release their sophomore full-length Right Now on August 14, 2020 (Signature Sounds). Exploring a sound they call Americana funk, Twisted Pine takes traditional music in exhilarating directions. Bassist Chris Sartori writes, "This album is easier to feel than describe. We’re rooted in bluegrass, continually inspired by explorers like Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and SierraHull.Right Now takes this heritage into a new dimension. Our bluegrass is jazzy, our indie folk is poppy, our grooves are funky."Twisted Pine [Kathleen Parks, fiddle; Dan Bui, mandolin; Chris Sartori, bass; Anh Phung, flute] grooves with fearless improvisation and intricate arrangements. "They were once bluegrass," wroteThe BostonGlobe, "but ... this Boston band has become something else, a wider version of string band, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like PunchBrothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still.”
Will Leet is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of Sammy Rae & the Friends. Partnering up with lyricist Chris Burns, Will has created a collection of songs over the last 7 years that can be described as "campfire rock with a city groove." Not-too-sentimental lyrics and acoustic guitar soundscapes juxtapose the fast pace of life in New York City and the beckoning call of rural America. Will's debut full length record, 'Come Back Roses,' which was recorded at Dreamland Studios, is expected early 2022.