A purple starry night of delicious music: the themes here are surprising, engaging, exotic, sophisticated and left of the dial. Hindugrass: exotic melodies and rhythms with Indian sarod, strings and percussion. Unique classical/bluegrass/Indian fusion. Prypyat: rich, absorbing melodies floating over rhythmic fingerpicking and cello. A little sun-shiney, a little moon-lighty, nostalgic, quirky, with a hint of darkness, Prypyat will make you feel like you've been swept up by a cloud and dropped off into some enchanted night-meadow. Jay Manley: with a 21-string electric guitar and passionate voice delivers fearless songs from a nocturnal fantasy world of sexy ghosts and bipolar robots: a fresh blend of indie rock meets jazz with touches of everything from Hindustani to dark wave.
Hindugrass is beginning its recording sessions for the new album by opening the studio doors and providing an opportunity for attendees to be a part of the process and contributors to and co-producers of the project. We will be recording as an ensemble live in front of a limited audience in-studio on Friday, April 12 at 8:00p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet session with the band. Participants will not only add the energy of their attendance to the energy of our performance, but witness the process of recording at one of the finest studios in the country from the inside and up close. The ticket sales are also what is making the project possible, and we thank you for your support. Seating is extremely limited, so reserve a spot while they last, or consider helping to sponsor the project with a donation if you are unable to attend.
Post Turkey Day Jam concert to benefit Interfaith Council for Social service. Lineup: Jon Shain, Caitlin Cary, Chip Robinson, Lynn Blakey, Katharine Whalen, The Swang Brothers, Hindugrass.
Casbah in association with Daniel Pearl World Music Days Present DIALI CISSOKHO & KAIRA BA HINDUGRASS We are pleased to announce that this concert is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the world’s largest symphony for peace. This international network of concerts is in memory of slain journalist/ musician Daniel Pearl, who traveled the world working toward cross-cultural understanding with simply a pen and a fiddle. Through our music today, we reaffirm our conviction that humanity will triumph and harmony will prevail.
Label: Heitzenrater Music
Bio: The sound of Hindugrass is a fresh new voice for Indian fusion, a surprising and engaging festival for the ears in an age where everything has “already been done.” Alternately haunting and soaring sarod melodies intermingle with the sweet twang and bite of instruments from the Smoky Mountains and...See Full Bio
“Hindugrass' sound can be encapsulated as a truss of classical Indian and Appalachian folk music. But it takes a mythical analogy to summon its fearsome beauty, like some fiery half-bird of fable, where the percussive heart thrums beneath meticulously woven wings. The group showcases sarod player John Heitzenrater's own compositions, as well as his arrangements of everything from The Beatles to Eastern European folk dances. Heitzenrater's virtuosity on sarod is matched by guitarist Jay Manley and tabla percussionist Chris Johnson. Adding cello, viola and violin, members and alums of Lost in the Trees and Prypyat swell the group to a chamber orchestra.”
Gearing up to record the new album at Manifold Recording in mid-April...