David and Enion Pelta-Tiller met in New York City in the spring of 2001. Big changes were waiting in the wings that spring, for the world at large, and for the world of music. Spheres of influence collided, and the unique brand of music called gypsy chamber-grass was born, in the subways and on the streets of the big apple.
Wielding powerful and lightning quick mandolins and fiddles, the pair sallied forth, westward, to carry their brave new sound to the pacific side of the country. There they planted the seeds and grew the dominion of Taarka, there they transplanted the flowering vine, Thamusemeant, and there they wrote scores of beautiful and strange melodies, ensconcing all the fruits of their labors on compact discs for all the world to share. The florid outgrowth of intrepid David and Enion's oeuvre was fed and watered with the rich nutrients of history:
They've performed with members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, and String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Darol Anger, Joe Craven, ALO, Keller Williams, Mike Marshall, Danny Barnes, Leftover Salmon, Steve Kimock, Garaj Mahal, Colonel Bruce Hampton and Aquarium Rescue Unit, Kaki King, Drew Emmit Band, Rob Wasserman, Tony Furtado, The Slip, The Motet, Dan Bern, The Everyone Orchestra to name a few and have been Mark O'Connor fiddle camp performers and instructors.
They've performed festival stages and concert rooms throughout North America over their 11 year journey. In time they yearned for higher climes, and packed up the old caravan to trundle along to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and a little town that rang out day and night with tuneful noise, Lyons. The trip passed more quickly with a song and sing they did, adding voices to the formidable arsenal of furious stringed instruments. Their latest album, Adventures In Vagabondia, to be released this fall, features an impressive cast of characters such as Darol Anger, others from the David Grisman Quintet and many other stringed instrument greats.
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