Jan 072013
 

Trio de Pumpkintown

We’re excited to have Tim Eriksen join us at the Nelson  Town Hall for an evening concert following up his afternoon shape-note singing workshop. Admission to the concert is $15/$12(Sr/Jr/Advance).

Tim will present an evening of intense and intimate music, bringing a fresh acoustic sound to rarely heard but stunning songs from the shape-note music repertoire and other early American sources. Joined by Peter Irvine on percussion and Zoe Darrow on fiddle, Tim will also perform selections from “Josh Billings Voyage,” his new album of popular folksongs from a fictional New England village.

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 to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on his new album of northern roots American music “Josh Billings Voyage.”

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