Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Astrograss for Kids
Saturday January 30th, at 4pm
The First Presbyterian Church, Miller Hall
704 Whitney Ave, New Haven
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children, or $25 family rate
To reserve your seats, please call 203.691.9759
Click here to watch their "very cool" youtube video
We have a real treat for you! A bluegrass concert for children - coming to New Haven this January. If you have kids, grandkids are you're just a big kid yourself, you won't want to miss this family concert. "Astrograss for kids" is an interactive, exciting, educational bluegrass band who are based out of Brooklyn, NY and have been performing for audiences at venues across the country - venues such as, Greyfox Bluegrass festival, NY, South by South West Festival, TX, Appalachian Uprising bluegrass festival, OH, BB King's Blues club, and the Symphony Space, NY to name but a few. The band's self-titled debut album, released in 2005, showcases its unique sound: earthy, bluegrass-inspired yet decidedly un-twangy. Astrograss is equally passionate in its vocal harmonies and surging improvisations. In concert, Astrograss wows audiences with an eclectic yet solidly rooted mix of original material, choice covers ranging from Jimmy Webb to Guns n' Roses. This New York band’s second disc is full of upbeat, banjo- and fiddle-filled ditties that recall traditional Gaelic music. Be prepared to participate in this concert. Sure to be a fun time for the whole family.
"Astrograss lend stratospheric virtuosity to tunes ranging from Bill Monroe to Frank Zappa."
---Richard Gehr, The Village Voice (Dec. 22-28, 2004)
This event is sponsored by Musical Folk