BrownChicken BrownCow Stringband with The Littlest Birds
BrownChicken BrownCow Stringband:
This unpretentious all-acoustic string band from the mountains of southern West Virginia play with an authenticity rarely heard in these times. BrownChicken BrownCow StringBand blends old-time fiddle music with shades of gypsy, folk, jazz, celtic, and bluegrass to deliver a fresh sound with a driving rhythm and sophisticated melodic arrangements that provoke audiences across the country to rave about their talent. Xander Hitzig (lead vocals, fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo) writes many of the songs along with Justin Morris (vocals, guitar, bass, five-string banjo), Orion Hitzig (vocals, mandolin, claw hammer banjo, spoons), and Matt Del Olmo (vocals, bass, guitar, 5-string banjo). The string band is exciting to watch as they play waltzes, reveries, reels, and stomps, and join the audience in drinking and merriment. The familiar becomes strange, and the strange familiar; a tension rises up in the playful songs, and there is an edge to even the most romantic themes. The band moves from romping jigs and swinging dances to seductive ballads, uniquely styled covers, and wholly original songs about love, relationships, coal miners, tragic murders, driving with red glasses, and storms that won't drown out their sound. This is music the entire family can enjoy.
The Littlest Birds:
The Littlest Birds are a touring cello and banjo duo establishing themselves on a national scale as folk and old time music artists. Coming from a small mountain town in the Eastern Sierra of California, they've been reaching out on long tours, playing over 150 shows along over 25,000 miles of highway across the entire country, including several concert series and national radio programs like Knoxville's Blue Plate Special on WDVX. Both classically trained musicians, (Dave on the Cello and Sharon on the French Horn before she took up the banjo), they have been making music individually their entire lives. No strangers to the stage, they bring an excellent feel to the music, combined with a fantastic energy and sound. And of course, banjo and cello together is truly the marriage of the two best instruments ever made. You'll find music to dance to, music to relax to, music to holler along with, and music that may even make you cry with it's beauty and tenderness. The warmth and depth of sound created by the cello and banjo arrangement will surprise and delight you as it blends with their smooth vocal harmonies.
Studio 55 Marin (View)
1455-A East Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|