Absynth Quintet
Friday, September 2, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)kinetic gypsy jamgrass $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
September 02 8:00 pm

Absynth QuintetFire-breathing traveling gypsy circus indie grass? Acoustic, with benefits? The Absynth Quintet is a group of pickers purveying a truly unique brand of high-energy acoustic music. The band's sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, California, combines a reverent treatment of time-honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic, and often zany approach to innovation.

The youthful quintet melds the familiar and the avant-garde with a unique and provocative palette of tone and texture. The Eugene Weekly described their sound as lying "somewhere along the spectrum of acoustic-improvisational-gypsy-jazz . . . plucky and tight à la David Grisman" with "a dash of Eastern European exoticism that puts you in a smoky, understated hash bar kind of mood." This is street-corner swing and bluegrass with foot-stomping danceability, intertwined with playful forays into the depths of sophisticated musical experimentation. Absynth Quintet's most recent CD is Indigo Shows. They are joined this evening by flutist extraordinaire Matt Eakle of the David Grisman Quintet.

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