|Friday 27 July 2018 @ 09:00pm : -
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
banjo • box • bass • body music - neo-trad kinetic folk
Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, Oakland, California-based Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist.
A prolific singer-songwriter, percussive dancer and square dance caller, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith Terry brings tonal percussion to stand-up bass, is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, the founder of the International Body Music Festival, and a collaborator with a host of inventive performers from Bobby McFerrin, Tex Williams and Robin Williams, to Turtle Island Quartet, Charles “Honi” Coles and Bill Irwin.
In 2016 they celebrated the release of the CD Jump the Fire with the Evie Ladin Band, a tight trio whose 2012 eponymous release won Americana Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards.
"Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestra’s worth of rhythm." ~ MUSIC CITY ROOTS, Nashville
"(An) arrestingly fun show, bursting with talent.. every song, dance solo, and mid-number banjo breakdown was following by vigorous clapping and hollers." ~ Smile Politely, Champaign-Urbana
"You don’t often hear words like “traditional,” and “authentic” paired with “innovative” and “unique,” but Evie Ladin & Keith Terry have brought them together brilliantly in the self-titled, debut album of the Evie Ladin Band, and the result is truly a high point in new old-time music." ~ FOLKWORKS, Los Angeles
"Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations." ~ VILLAGE VOICE
"Your performance Friday night was by turns whimsical, uplifting, jaw-droppingly brilliant, hilarious, deeply moving." ~ Fan Email
"[Evie Ladin] ..can write, she can sing, and she pulls back from the saccharine brink with wit – a sharp intelligence." ~ Grant Alden, No Depression
"Mr. Terry in action is like visiting an anatomical carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, engage in a musical ballet." ~ Wall Street Journal