Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem will give concert on September 4
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society is honored to announce a special event — An Evening with Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem.
All of roots music is a stage for daisy mayhem, and this four-piece string band loves nothing more than choreographing a jubilant mix of traditional, original, and contemporary sounds. With Arbo's bewitching alto at the helm, stunning vocal harmonies, a 100% recycled drum set, fiddle, guitar, and bass, daisy mayhem "has a grand knack for pumping new blood into old music" (The Boston Globe).
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 with good humor, impeccable musicianship, powerful songwriting, and a clear love of playing together. Here are four musicians who pick up what's lying around-from tin cans to old songs and wry observations of modern life-and create something new.
The group is comprised of fiddler and lead singer, Rani Arbo; her former Salamander Crossing bandmate, bassist Andrew Kinsey; Scott Kessel on the "Drumship Enterprise"; and guitarist extraordinaire Anand Nayak. Their recent CD, Ranky Tanky, has garnered a Parents Choice Gold Award and has been dubbed "the soundtrack to summer."
Admission for the concert is $18 ($15 for seniors and children under 13).
Find additional information about Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem at http://raniarbo.com.
For information about the concert contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.