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Absynth Quintet

Absynth Quintet

Bluegrass / gypsy-grass / high energy indie grass Arcata, CA  US
Drop in the Sea
Drop in the Sea
Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
Leroy Jenkins
Leroy Jenkins
The Flight Of The Green Fairy
The Flight Of The Green Fairy
Let's Just Cuddle Tonight
Let's Just Cuddle Tonight

Videos

Absynth Quintet "Boomerang" (Live on KHUM)

Shows

  • 2014

    Sep 10

    San Francisco, CA, US | 10:00pm

    Liquid Kactus Thirsty for More Tour! Details TBA

  • 2012

    Dec 31

    Arcata, CA, US | 9:00pm

    New Years Eve with Absynth Quintet and Likwefi Monday, December 31Doors at 9 PMShow at 9:30 PM$18 at the door$15 Advanced tickets at Wildwood Music in Arcata, Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata and the ATL21 and OverBall Drop & Free Champagne Toast At Midnight!A bionic string band? Fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass? The Absynth Quintet purvey a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. The bandʼs sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic and often zany approach to innovation. Thereʼs something Django-esque, something distinctly Eastern European that saturates many of the songs, but always present is the foot-stomping influence of bluegrass roots. The year 2008 saw Absynth Quintet break onto the national scene with the release of ‘Indigo Shoes’, their debut fulllength studio album. Jazzmando.com calls the album, “fierce acoustic energy that never betrays a carefully crafted sophistication.” Gratefulweb.net immediately placed the group in their Band of the Month slot. Motivated by the response to ʻIndigo Shoesʼ, AQ raised the money needed for their second album by pre-selling it on Kickstarter. Promptly, they began work on their latest album, ‘IOTA’, which was released in 2011. Michael Dronkers, program director for KHUM and KSLG radio said “…their semi-nerdy songwriting and brilliant virtuosity don’t overpower the melodies that overrun Iota. This record succeeds at every level.” Matt Eakle of the David Grisman Quintet said of IOTA, “The AQ hit a home run! Great original material, some of the tunes sound like they were written at the height of the bluegrass era, 60 years ago, but about modern subject matter. VERY COOL!” While touring to support their latest release, the band has shared the stage with such greats as Hot Buttered Rum, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Railroad Earth, Devil Makes Three, Rushad Eggleston, Fareed Haque and Matt Eakle of the Grisman Quintet. Absynth Quintet finds a space between street corner busking, sit down concerts at The Freight And Salvage and all night laser light shows. They tap into their diverse musical roots and teases out something fresh, original and relevant to todayʼs music scene. Hailing from the north coast of Humboldt county, Lik we fi; like the county we live in tend to do their own thing regardless of trends…Likwefi-phonetical spelling of liquefy means to become water and essentially we love to soak the atmosphere with energy wherever we play. We play as a 3 piece power trio inspired by lifes moody twisted events. We’ve been playing experimental electronic organic life soundtrack music since 2004. Lik we fi prides itself on being a band that comes together for greater causes’ than just the music itself and have made it a priority to be available to participate in benefits and events for environmental causes and community fundraisers such as illness in the community, skate parks , ocean awareness etc. Plus playing weddings, memorial, funerals, art shows, surf movie premiers, and the occasional bar gig and party. We also have been honored to play as Matt Beard’s (master surf artist-check his work!) art gallery/show band… traveling the state playing surf board shows and art shows… avid surfers and californians by birth—we just want to chill and be part of good vibes and make people move, think and feel alive!

  • 2012

    Oct 12

    Arcata, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Rorey Carroll Trio plays The String Thing in Arcata, CA.

  • 2012

    Mar 2

    Arcata, CA, US | 9:00pm

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  • Rossi An Twig (Fan)
    Rossi An Twig
    We're having a two day bluegrass inspired festival style wedding, the second night we'll have music until dawn. Some of the fun things we've planned are: the grooms party will be wearing overalls, dress-shirts, and bow-ties adn shotguns (none of which will be loaded!); all the children will be flower/bubble children; the bridesmaids are planning a dance; firedancing; silk dancing; and live art painting. The second day we've planned lots of shinanigans, like lawn bowling; greased pig chase; childrens parade; and human size paper mache mushroom contest. Please write back if your interested in playing, and how much itll cost to get ya'll here. You can bring a few friends, and Food/ Booze/Beer/Party Favors supplied for the weekend! - Rossi

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Bio: A bionic string band? Fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass? Absynth Quintet is a group of pickers purveying a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. The band’s sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time hono...See Full Bio

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“The AQ hit a home run! Great original material, some of the tunes sound like they were written at the height of the bluegrass era, 60 years ago, but about modern subject matter. VERY COOL!”

— Matt Eakle of the Grisman Quintet

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