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Workshop with Twisted Pine
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Join us for a workshop with members of the band Twisted Pine, as part of the Lebanon Opera House NEXUS festival. Before their free performance in downtown Lebanon, the band will share some tunes with us. We’ll learn two tunes from the bluegrass /old time / Americana traditions. All acoustic instruments are welcome. Designed for intermediate level players.
Space is limited in this workshop, and RSVP is required. Observers are welcome. Participants will be required to wear masks during the workshop.
Praised by NPR for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine will release their sophomore full-length Right Now on August 14, 2020 (Signature Sounds). Exploring a sound they call Americana funk, Twisted Pine takes traditional music in exhilarating directions. Bassist Chris Sartori writes, “This album is easier to feel than describe. We’re rooted in bluegrass, continually inspired by explorers like Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and SierraHull. Right Now takes this heritage into a new dimension. Our bluegrass is jazzy, our indie folk is poppy, our grooves are funky.” Twisted Pine [Kathleen Parks, fiddle; Dan Bui, mandolin; Chris Sartori, bass; Anh Phung, flute] grooves with fearless improvisation and intricate arrangements. “They were once bluegrass,” wrote The Boston Globe, “but…this Boston band has become something else, a wider version of string band, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still.”
Produced in collaboration with Lebanon Opera House’s Nexus Festival, August 13-15.