Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is postponed – rescheduled date TBD.
A new quintet featuring Keith Terry, Evie Ladin, Bryan Dyer, Erik Pearson and Amber Hines. Tenacious, innovative string musicians/percussive dancers, Evie Ladin & Keith Terry combined their Oakland, CA-based groups Evie Ladin Band / Keith Terry & Crosspulse for a big festival commission. The experience of both performers and audience was so hot, it sparked the desire for more.
Spectacularly crowd-pleasing, the concert is a dynamic flow between virtuosic, harmonic roots music and percussive dance/Body Music. While Evie’s band has the roots of Appalachian stringband music and songwriting, and Keith’s group is a multicultural percussion ensemble, the combination serves up explosive body percussion, quintet harmonies and a deep dive reconnecting African diaspora and Appalachian cultures with a big dose of fun. Evie Ladin on clawhammer banjo and guitar, Keith Terry on bass and drums, Bryan Dyer on bass vocals and beatbox, Amber Hines on harmonies and percussion, and Erik Pearson on bass and resophonic guitar – the group dances, sings, and continues to draw the audience in with seamless, surprising and engaging festival sets.
“You know what a grand stage that is to fill on Saturday night, and you put together an extravaganza of sights, sounds, and energy that lifted everyone.” – festival organizer