neo-trad kinetic roots trio
Tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers, the Evie Ladin Band throws down an unusually entertaining live show with three-part harmony, instrumental chops and sonic surprises. The polyrhythmic heat of Evie's renowned clawhammer banjo, percussive dance and inviting vocals have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Celtic Connections to Lincoln Center, from Brazil to Bali. She has shared the stage with such innumerable luminaries as Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Ralph Stanley, Peter Rowan, countless contemporaries, and was last on the Strawberry stage with the Stairwell Sisters. Percussionist and bass player Keith Terry is a pioneer in contemporary Body Music, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Guitarist Erik Pearson has appeared at Strawberry with cinematic old-time band the Crooked Jades. The ELBand recently released an EP of covers, Playing Our Hand, as a follow up to the 2019 Caught On A Wire, their fourth album of adventurous originals. Grounded in old-time repertoire, writing clever lyrics with mature arrangements, intermingling music and dance, the performance experience is a stand-out. "A truly original sound in new old-time Americana,” says fRoots, “think Rhiannon Giddens with less publicity and you will not be far wrong."