The Crooked Jades

The Crooked Jades

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

The Crooked Jades
The Crooked Jades
The Crooked Jades, called the finest string band in America by The Boston Herald, continue their mission to re-imagine old-time music for a modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances. Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, they bring their driving dance tunes and haunting ballads to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe.

About the Band: For the last 20 years The Crooked Jades have traveled countless miles across 4 continents, 10 countries, and as many festivals to bring you 8 critically acclaimed albums including Worlds On Fire (chosen by Sean Penn for the soundtrack of Oscar­-nominated film Into The Wild) and Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait – the soundtrack to the award­-winning PBS documentary of the same name, two albums co-produced by alt-country’s Richard Buckner and was a featured artist on KQED arts program SPARK. Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-­radio music. With this old ­time foundation, the band has created a unique sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Filtering these old-world sounds with universal and ancient themes through a post-9/11 lens, they seek to make sense of the future, reaffirming the importance of connecting to our roots in a time of intense digital connection. Writes Bluegrass Unlimited, “Chords in unexpected places, out of this world harmonies, and some of the most powerfully-arranged material I’ve ever encountered.”

A collective of West and East Coast pickers with equal parts attitude and respect, always led by Kazor, the band performs with a thrilling energy that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from The New Lost City Ramblers and The Pogues to Gillian Welch, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.

The current lineup of the Crooked Jades: Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele), Lisa Berman (vocals/slide guitar/banjo/harmonium), Erik Pearson (vocals/banjos/ukulele/harmonium/ slide guitar), and Emily Mann (vocals/fiddle) with Megan Adie (vocals/bass).
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/