Summer Concert Series – Lost Acres String Band
August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CT string band playing many styles, impossible to pigeonhole!
Gordon Swift (violin), Paul Howard (guitar), and Jon Swift (upright bass) serve up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musics with the added spice of some exotic originals. The band honors the long American string-band tradition of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries while branching out in new directions. A typical show might include blues, a Mexican dance tune, a romantic waltz, a contemporary piece for string trio, a haunting Hispanic ballad from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, a lilting folk tune from Colombia, and swing tunes from the 1930s.