The Gaslight Tinkers
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
The Gaslight Tinkers
African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music and American roots.
It's the genre-bending future of the music of the past.
The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates a joyous world beat sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the nation coast to coast as well as the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.
Playing what The Valley Advocate (Northampton, MA) describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, exuberant musicianship, and lots of dancing. The sound and energy of Audrey Knuth, Jopey Fitzparick (Trailer Park) , Garrett Sawyer (The Alchemystics), and Peter Siegel are universally irresistible.
The Tinkers were born when seasoned musicians of the traditional folk, Caribbean, old time, Celtic and rock scenes gathered to craft a sound that brought world traditions together. Collectively, members of the band have played and recorded with world renowned artists like calypso king Kurt Allen, The Trinidad band Atlantic, Pete Seeger, Michael Daves, Noel Paul Stookey, Judy Collins, John Cohen, Dar Williams, and Senegalese hip-hop band Gokh-Bi System. In April, 2016, the Tinkers toured Trinidad, appearing on national TV as a genre bending calypso band, widening the perception of Caribbean music. The Tinkers’ recent guests include the legendary Trinidad calypso/ soca singers Choc’late Allen, Calypso Monarch Helon Frances, and world class fiddlers Josie Toney and Emerald Rae.
Most recently, here in the US, The Gaslight Tinkers have graced such stages as Green River Festival, The Iron Horse Music Hall, The Parlor Room, Old Songs Festival, Caffe Lena, Strange Creek, Rock and Roll Resort, Old Songs, Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and Wormtown festival.