Locust Honey, The String Fingers Band
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
This event is 21 and over
As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.
Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, and a second unreleased original will be included in the 2016 film "The Dinner," by the same writer/director. Locust Honey's record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" debuted to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. Subsequently released in The UK and Ireland, it was chosen as one of the best country albums of 2016 by The Telegraph in London.
The String Fingers Band
The String Fingers Band is a dynamic group of Connecticut-based musicians whose music crosses borders from traditional folk and roots Americana to progressive bluegrass.The band was formed in 2008 by Dan Tressler (fiddle/mandolin/vocals) and Dan Carlucci (guitar/mandolin/vocals). Tressler is a longtime Easton, CT native and versatile musician who got his start as a member of his family band, The Jackson Pike Skifflers. Carlucci was introduced to Tressler in 2001 by a mutual friend and the two quickly established a fruitful musical partnership. Berklee College of Music alumnus David Kaye (banjo/dobro/pedal steel), joined The String Fingers Band shortly after the release of their first album "Strung Up" (2008) and has helped to round out the nucleus of the band. The newest member of the group, Bob Csugie (bass/vocals), has been a fixture of the Connecticut bluegrass scene for over 20 years, performing and recording with dozens of ensembles both locally and nationally.
The String Fingers Band is playing in support of their most recent record "Don't Forget", which fiddler Britanny Hass lauded as "an all-around noteworthy addition to the current climate of acoustic fusion music." The unique, yet familiar sound of the band draws heavily from their original catalog and also highlights some of their biggest influences like Tim O'Brien, Tony Rice, James Taylor, John Hartford, and Bela Fleck. Their vast repertoire means every concert comes with welcome surprises, from their rustic, soulful originals to barn-burning fiddle tunes and creative takes on classic American songs.
The popularity of The String Fingers Band has risen locally and they were recently voted "Best Bluegrass Band" by The Fairfield County Weekly two years in a row (2010, 2011). The String Fingers Band plays regularly at premier venues throughout New England and New York. Members of the band have performed with folk legend Pete Seeger and bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley, and the group has recently shared the stage with artists such as Noam Pikelny, Darrell Scott, Bill Frisell, Sierra Hull, and Phil Rosenthal of The Seldom Scene.