Sunday, June 18, 2023
7:30 - 10 PM
$20 at venue / $15 adv online →
All profits from ticket fees go to children's charities.
Praised by NPR for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine takes traditional music in exhilarating directions, exploring a sound they call Americana funk.
Twisted Pine released their sophomore full-length album Right Now in 2020 (Signature Sounds Recordings). Exploring a sound they call Americana funk, Twisted Pine takes traditional music in exhilarating directions. “We’re rooted in bluegrass,” writes bassist Chris Sartori, “continually inspired by explorers like Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Sierra Hull. Right Now takes this heritage into a new dimension. Our bluegrass is jazzy, our indie folk is poppy, our grooves are funky.” Twisted Pine (Kathleen Parks, fiddle; Dan Bui, mandolin; Chris Sartori, bass; Anh Phung, flute) grooves with fearless improvisation and intricate arrangements. “They were once bluegrass,” wrote The Boston Globe, “but ... this Boston band has become something else, a wider version of string band, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still.” The Boston Herald included Twisted Pine in a 2023 roundup of four great New England acts, saying Twisted Pine's latest release “is progressive bluegrass or maybe chamber folk, or prog rock, or jazz fusion or just pop with an experimental bent. Whatever the genre, give the group a bluegrass Grammy for good measure.” Twisted Pine is writing toward the next release, playing new songs on the road.