For the first time since 2012, alternative bluegrass band CROOKED STILL will reunite for three very special New England shows on November 28, 29, and 30.  The first performance will take place at the Strand Theatre (Nov. 28), followed by shows at the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA (Nov. 29) and the Academy of Music Theater in Northampton, MA (Nov. 30).  The Northampton show will be part of a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of Signature Sounds, the band’s Northampton-based record label.
After a decade of constant activity, the members of CROOKED STILL decided to take a break from touring in 2012 in order to pursue other projects and recharge creatively.  One year quickly became three as vocalist Aoife O'Donovan made an acclaimed solo CD,  banjo player Greg Liszt toured and recorded with his band the Deadly Gentlemen, and bassist Corey DiMario, fiddler Brittany Haas, and cellist Tristan Clarridge all collaborated with a long list of acoustic music’s top artists.

CROOKED STILL'S innovative bluegrass style is hard to define; it has been called "Americana" and "unconventional folk". The band is known for their high energy, technical skill, unusual instrumentation, and innovative acoustic style. They have released six albums.

Press for CROOKED STILL and their recent release "Some Strange Country":
These experimental traditionalists live up to their name. They’re still connected to the folk past, yet they are gloriously crooked. And as affecting as whiskey… a triumphant show.The Boston Herald
Some Strange Country [is] an incredible blend of instruments, voices and lyrics. Mellow, rhythmic and captivating all at once… It can sound old, but this is modern music at its most impressive and thoughtful. - National Public Radio
There is a new richness to the music, evident in the Celtic elements on the banjo-laden bluegrass of “Sometimes in This Country” and the heart-wrenching emotions wrung from both instruments and vocals in “Half of What We Know.”  – The Washington Post
The playing is flawless, humming with an intuitive interactive play and the arrangements have an almost lushly orchestrated feel — but it is, to our ears, the resplendent vocals of Aoife O’Donovan that is Crooked Still’s ace in the hole…  Highly recommended. -
…your expectations of how bluegrass and old-time classics should be performed will be turned on its ear. – Vintage Guitar Magazine
They take legacy material and, concisely and smartly, play the hell out of it in their own image. You can’t beat that. All Music Guide
The Strand Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for 21+
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Show Dates & Times:

11/28/14 - Friday

7:30 pm,

$20 advance, $23 day of show. General Admission. SOLD OUT

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