Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crooked Still on stage in Jackson Feb. 23

Crooked Still performs at the Center for the Arts, Center Theater in Jackson on Wednesday, February 23.  The show begins at 7:30 pm with the Random Canyon Growlers: a high-energy, driving bluegrass that draws inspiration from the green rolling hills of Vermont to the jagged and dramatic landscape of the Tetons.
Founded in 2001, this unique quintet of vocalist, banjo, bassist, cellist and fiddler is known for its high energy, technical skill, unusual instrumentation and innovative acoustic style. This talented band has taken traditional American roots music and reinvented it with new life and contemporary style.

Purveyors of the nu-folk, bluegrass movement, Crooked Still are equal parts ambassador and innovators as evidenced on their newest release, Some Strange Country. The musical prowess of this defiantly non-traditional bluegrass quintet is on display as radically re-imagined traditional fare blends seamlessly alongside four original compositions and a surprising take on the Rolling Stones’ “You Got The Silver.”

On Some Strange Country, Crooked Still has honed in on their unique refraction of roots music, recording their most personal, visionary album yet. “The music is not just ‘alternative bluegrass’ or whatever people used to call it,” Brittany Haas remarks. “It’s at another level now: artful, but still grounded in that funky, string band thing.”

For tickets, call (307) 733-4900 or go to