Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem with Carla Gover
So, what's a daisy mayhem?
Wicked percussion, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, sparkling original songs and a deep repertoire. Four people who share an irresistible chemistry on stage. A young, hip, crackerjack string band in love with American music.
Start with a fiddle, a guitar, and a standup bass. Add a cardboard box with a suitcase bass drum and tin can cymbals, played by an ex-rock and zydeco drummer. Over that fine groove, hang Arbo's expressive alto, seamless four-part harmonies, and a splash of banjo and ukulele, and you have it.
The Boston Globe described their music as "neo old-timey with cosmopolitan splashes of contemporary pop and jazz." It's an exuberant mix of musical idioms, held together by superb musicianship, impeccable taste, and the band's charismatic vocals.
The band dips into country blues, vintage swing, modern songwriter fare, and Appalachian fiddle tunes and songs. This is a band that picks up what's lying around - from tin cans to traditional music - and creates something new.
"Explodes with energy and relaxed good humor" -- Vintage Guitar Review
"Playful and profound." -- The Boston Globe
There are lots of musicians out there claiming to be "authentic," but Carla Gover is more than that: she's the real thang. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, she was exposed to all the ingredients that go into making a true Appalachian musician of the first order.
Gover's rich and full voice has become one of the most recognizable on the regional music scene. And her songwriting talents earned her the distinction of being named a Winner of the 2001 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and the 2007 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest.
"One of the 30 essential artists of the next generation." -- Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Official Website: www.CarlaGover.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/CarlaGover
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|