Thursday, February 8, 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM; Music: 8:00 PM
Advance tickets: $15 (Will Call Only)
Tickets also available at Forde Nursery and Alumni Club
Day of Show: $20 at door
A top-shelf fiddler who recently logged a year in Ben Sollee’s touring band, Phoebe Hunt reignites her solo career with Shanti’s Shadow, a global spin on American folk music, performed by a Texas-born Brooklynite on the heels of a meditation-filled music retreat to India. The album title hints at the otherworldly music within, with Hunt merging her Appalachian-style fiddle chops with Texas twang, Indian ragas, gypsy jazz, unfamiliar time signatures and the free-spirited fun of a jam band leader. The resulting record breathes new life into a genre that’s sometimes so respectful of the past, it fails to push toward the future. Hunt certainly doesn’t neglect her roots, but she doesn’t wallow in the dirt of her influences, either.
Phoebe says: “This is what American music truly is. It’s a melting pot of all these different cultures, inspired by all the places I’ve been and all the different types of music I’ve studied. It’s what America is based upon: the willingness to have an open heart, an open mind and a willingness to learn from everyone. That’s the idea of America that we were sold in school, at least, and it’s the idea we’re clinging to.”