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Crooked Jades

Music historians within the path of Kentucky hill music might believe that San Francisco will be the last spot to search for almost any old-time sounds. The town from the bay is approximately as definately not Appalachia as you may get, and equally definately not the idea of bluegrass. However San Francisco is strictly where a few of today’s finest old-time and bluegrass music has been played. Because of the Crooked Jades, the town can be a repository from the genre’s background. Jeff Kazor, the band’s creator and leader, provides amassed a massive catalogue of root base music culled from America’s heartland. The music group shares the original music of haunting ballads and romping dance music, in addition to original numbers created in an identical vein, through live shows in addition to its recordings. Included in these are Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Family portrait, a soundtrack which followed a documentary filmed by PBS. One of the group’s various other produces are its debut, Likely to the Races, and Unlucky Rake, Vol. 1, which highlighted Richard Buckner as co-producer. The Seven Sisters album features old instruments appropriate towards the music’s background, included in this Weissenborns, minstrel banjos, banjo-ukuleles, and parlor guitars. A lot of the music can be tracked back again to about a century ago, and a great number of them drew motivation from Roscoe Holcomb, a Kentucky banjoist. Furthermore to Kazor on vocals and electric guitar, the Crooked Jades contains Lisa Berman on dobro, clawhammer banjo, and Hawaiian glide; Stephanie Prausnitz on fiddle; Tom Lucas on fiddle and banjo; and Kevin Sandri on bass. Berman, Lucas, and Prausnitz also donate to vocals. Concert events frequently feature the enhancements of Martha Hawthorne and 78RPM’s Adam Tanner. The group provides toured the U.S., and it has performed in Louisville for the International Bluegrass Music Association.

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