The Bee Eaters Sunday, Sep. 11

Presented by Santa Fe Performance Exchange.  Concert starts at 7 pm.  $10/advance.  $12/at the door.

The Bee Eaters trace their roots back to musical traditions as diverse as bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time. While today’s new breed often produces an amalgamation of sounds and styles based on a distant view, the Bee Eaters were raised embedded in these traditions, raised to mold, meld, shape them and carry them forward, leaving their own indelible marks in the process.

Brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, long known and lauded by those steeped in the American fiddle tradition, are joined by hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman and mandolin virtuoso Dominick Leslie..

Listening to the Bee Eaters is like eavesdropping on a spirited, private conversation. As wonderful as their recorded music is, watching the Bee Eaters in live performance is an exercise in safe danger. They parry and thrust, challenging each other at every moment. Their focus on their music and on each other is tight and complete. Their melodic lines and rhythmic phrases dance (and sometimes roil) over, under and around each other. There is sometimes dissonance but always an ultimate harmony. With the upcoming release of OddFellows Roadon Sept. 6, 2011, the Bee Eaters continue to travel the country performing in clubs, concert halls and festivals, evangelists for their new American acoustic sound.

Perhaps Tony Trischka said it best: “Their impressive ensemble work… leaves me breathless. Their music excites, heals and enriches. Listen often.”

buy tickets online

Or order by phone until midnight day before show: 1-800-838-3006 (Tickets may be mailed, if time allows, or made available at box office “will call” list; box office opens at 6pm before show.)

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