Taarka at Cellar Stage
Opening: Kensington Station
Emerging from a long tradition of gypsy circus troubadours come the solar-powered travelers and carriers of a new musical light; Taarka. This merry band is the culmination of the new millennial, sonic adventures of David Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals), Enion Pelta-Tiller (five string violin, vocals), Daniel Plane (cello, vocals), and Troy Robey (bass, vocals) a virtuosic cadre of performers who have roamed the freeways and backroads of the new and old acoustic caravan trail in search of a revolutionary ancient sound for modern times. While the four musicians have individually been spreading song and tune over the aural superhighway since the last century, their collaborative intersection marks a new era of Taarkan tunesmithing. What is Taarka? While meaning many things in many tongues to many peoples, the musical Taarka of your concern hails from Lyons, CO and performs a patented and irreplaceable blended evolution of Western and Eastern folk traditions of folk, jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian, and Celtic music interpreted through the highly capable ears and hands of four of today's top classically trained, eclectic-acoustic music pioneers. Collectively and individually, members of Taarka have shared stages 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, Widespread Panic, The Samples, Colonel Bruce Hampton and Aquarium Rescue Unit, Kevin Mohagoney, Kaki King, Drew Emmit Band, Rob Wasserman, Tony Furtado, The Slip, The Motet, Dan Bern, The Everyone Orchestra, and have been Mark O'Connor fiddle camp performers and instructors. They have performed at many, many music festivals around the globe. "Taarka is the name of one of acoustic music's hottest up-and-coming bands. Taarka might be best described as an acoustic supergroup imagine Django Reinhardt playing with David Grisman. Taarka trods the back alleyways of gypsy music and twirls through fields of bluegrass, all the while swinging like the hippest of jazz cats. Their music takes us through a range of human emotion, from melancholy and sorrow to joy and rapture [they focus] all their energy on a breathless synergy of sounds culminating in an intensity rarely found in acoustic music." ~ Matt Zeigler, Flagstaff Live, Flagstaff, AZ.
Kensington Station is a Maryland folk trio with its roots going back to the "folk scare" of the early 60's. The group is made up of Fred Cherney, on guitar and banjo, Jim Jones on guitar, and Leslie Smile on violin. Their repertoire predominantly consists of traditional and 60's folk standards. They are also known to throw in a lively mix of Irish, Old Time, and contemporary tunes. While Jim and Fred have been playing and singing folk music since the 60's, Leslie, who recently received her Masters Degree in violin performance, provides a more contemporary influence to their music.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating.
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase without the authorization of the producer.**
The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|