Cleek Schrey // LIT FIDDLE w/ Special Guest Tim Eriksen

PARLOR SESSION No. 1

Cleek Schrey // LIT FIDDLE w/ Special Guest Tim Eriksen

Tim Eriksen

Sun ยท January 28, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Parlor Room

$12/Adv, $15/Door, $8/Students

This event is all ages

Cleek Schrey
Cleek Schrey
The Parlor Sessions* are back for a fifth winter ...

Virginia-born Cleek Schrey is one of the world's few players of the hardanger d'amore, a uniquely designed violin with five strings that resonate sympathetically beneath the fingerboard to create a rich sound of pure beauty and depth. Like his instrument, Schrey's musical interests span centuries of tradition and repertoire. His music is a lifeline to the past, in keeping with a tight focus on the music of today. Schrey draws on fiddling practices from across the American South and introduces elements of improvisation and experimental composition. [Photo: Alex Fabry]

"A musician utterly at one with his instrument and his music." -- The Irish Times

" ... A rare combination of traits: deep respect for traditional music and the people who make it, and an unbounded curiosity about new directions for sound." -- Sound Post

*About the Parlor Sessions: On assorted winter Sundays we welcome American roots musicians in to the Parlor Room for a concert, some good hot soup, and an all-comers' jam. These Parlor Sessions, now in their fifth year, are our antidote to the dark of winter. They're a little like home, if home is a houseful of wicked great musicians. The Parlor Sessions are sponsored by Goat Peak Strings of Easthampton, where you can find rare, vintage, and handmade stringed instruments; and by generous donations from Captain Jack's Roadside Shack, Bread Euphoria, Hungry Ghost, and Florence Pie Bar.
Tim Eriksen
Tim Eriksen
Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on his album Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East (timeriksenmusic 2012) to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, the new album of northern roots American music from the imaginary village of Pumpkintown (timeriksenmusic 2012).
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060