The Crooked Jades
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)old-time music for modern times $24.50 advance / $26.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
November 03 8:00 pm

The Crooked JadesThe Crooked Jades celebrate the release of their eighth album, Bright Land, inspired by the band’s collaboration with choreographer Kate Weare, whose contemporary dances provide sharp counterpoint to the band’s old time arrangements and compositions. It’s all part of the band’s mission to reinvent old time music for the modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their repertoire of obscure rarities and beautiful originals. “This San Francisco quintet keep true to their old-time string band heart,” says the Boston Herald, “yet in subtle, weird ways, they exaggerate the slightly-crazed aura of the rural pre-radio era music. It makes for a haunting, sophisticated trip to Appalachia. Mixing originals and traditional songs flawlessly, this might be the finest band to come out of the string-band resurgence.”

Jeff Kazor, the band’s leader and founder, sings and plays guitar and 'ukulele, Lisa Berman sings and plays banjo, slide guitar, and harmonium, and Erik Pearson sings and plays harmonium and banjo. Joining the core trio tonight is Elise Engelberg of Mercury Dimes and the Black Crown String Band on fiddle and special guest Gordon Clegg of the Saddle Cats, who’ll be buck dancing and clogging up a storm. They make old music that sounds new, and new music that sounds old. You may not know what time it is, but you’ll know it’s a good time.

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