Thursday, 28 June 2007

The Crooked Jades in Europe - Update

Rainer Zellner of the Music Contact agency reports that the eclectic oldtime string band The Crooked Jades from San Francisco will be special guests at Tanz- und Folkfestival Rudolstadt/Germany, one of the major world music festivals in Europe. This year the festival will highlight North American ethnic cultures, oldtime music beeing one of them. The Jades have been invited to introduce the audience not only to their exciting musical concept but also to learn about history in lectures and talks. They will be performing all 4 days of the festival - the first time ever for an American folk band in the 15 years the festival existed.

New band members joining San Francisco-based founder, guitarist and lead vocalist Jeff Kazor and Kentucky banjo and slide-guitar player Seth Folsom include New Yorker Robin Aigner of Royal Pine on female vocals and ukulele, Boston bass player Charlie Rose of Asylum Street Spankers/South Austin Jug Band, and crazy young prodigy fiddler Josh Rabie from Portland, Oregon playing his original blues-infused old-time fiddle tunes.

Rainer Zellner
Roots Music Booking and Production