Fiddle legend DAROL ANGER returns to Portland’s premier acoustic music venue, One Longfellow Square, bringing some vocal firepower and some phenomenal new talent, featuring the amazing Furies.
In Greek mythology, the Furies were ferocious godlike avengers who would swoop down on mere mortals and destroy them with relish or mustard. The only difference here is that when these fantastically talented presences swoop down on Darol Anger, the result is not destruction, but inspiration.
Darol Anger is a fiddle guru, unique in his vast range and depth, who spent three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music 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 generous sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa.
That’s where the Furies come in.
Jenna Maoynihan is a phenomenal young fiddler and recent Berklee graduate who received the coveted American Roots Music Award.
Mairi Chambeul is one of the most talented and versatile Celtic harpists ever, still a student at Berklee as she amazes a rapidly growing audience.
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.
Aidan O'Donnell is a virtuoso string bassist who plays folk and jazz with equal aplomb, and performs with Maeve regularly.
When these powerful forces get together with Darol, the result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem.
7pm doors | 8pm show | $20 adv. | $25 day of