Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at the Homegrown Coffeehouse
One of America's most inventive string bands, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem mix traditional, original, and contemporary sounds on fiddle, guitar, bass and recycled percussion and top that with joyous harmonies from four skilled lead singers. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem draw from the deep well of American roots music, and have an adventurous way of mixing things up. They'll hang a 200-year-old Georgia Sea Islands song over a New Orleans groove. They'll set original lyrics to an Irish fiddle tune, then layer it with a groove on a South American box drum. A Leonard Cohen cover gets a clawhammer banjo; Springsteen gets high-octane, bluegrass-style harmonies and band's originals range from Unitarian funk gospel tune to 1950s swing. With influences from Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt, from Ghanaian drumming to the funky Meters, and from Fiddlin' John Carson to Bob Dylan, daisy mayhem celebrates America's rich musical past and brings it into the present. These are four musicians who pick up what's laying around from tin cans, to old songs, to human stories and create something new. RANI ARBO & DAISY MAHEM at the Homegrown Coffeehouse, Saturday, November 16, at 8:00 P.M.
The Homegrown Coffeehouse is located at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center. There is free parking and full handicapped accessibility. Admission is $20 / $15 students and seniors to benefit the Church. For more information, call (781) 444-7478, or visit us at www.uuneedham.org/Coffeehouse for directions, performer links, and advance tickets.
Homegrown Coffeehouse (View)
23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492