Darol Anger and the Furies will be performing at the Twisted Oak Concert Series on August 24, 2012 at 7 pm.
In Greek mythology, the Furies were ferocious godlike avengers who would swoop down on mere mortals and destroy them with relish (or, in rare cases, mustard). The only difference here is that when these fantastically talented presences swoop down on Darol Anger, the result is not destruction but inspiration.
For tickets visit http://www.twistedoak.com/events
Darol, as aficionados of string music know, is a flat-out fiddle guru,
unique in his vast range and profound depth, who has spent the past
three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his
explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and musical traditions from around the
world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David
Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss,
Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. His playing and
composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a great
sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his
fellow musicians, and vice-versa.
That’s where the Furies come in. Rushad Eggleston is a brilliant improvisational cellist who co-founded Republic of Strings, Fiddlers 4, Crooked Still, and Tornado Rider. Sharon Gilchrist
is a mandolin marvel who has played with Uncle Earl, the Peter Rowan
and Tony Rice quartet, and Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. Emy Phelps
is a remarkable vocalist and a star in the Pacific Northwest who put
her career on hold to raise four kids and is now back in the game. When
these three powerful forces get together with Darol, the result is
mythical, magical, and downright fun.