Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Sep 2 2016 9:00 PM

Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave @ Prince Berkeley
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Broken Shadows Return! with the Alex Hand Band

A veritbale dream team of creative and andventuresome musicians join forces for the first Broken Shadows show of the season.

Darren Johnston - trumpet/vocals
Matthew Szemela - violin/vocals
David Phillips - pedal-steel guitar
Jordan Samuels - guitar/vocals
Miles Wick - upright bass/vocals
Jordan Glenn - drums/percussion

With songs that place an emphasis on lyrics and story-telling, and with world class instrumental playing that prizes spontaneity and dialogue, this highly adaptable collection of musicians under the leadership of trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston brings poetry, interplay, vocal harmonies, and a cross section of musical interests into a curious new blend of roots/art/dance music that defies category.

Shariing the evening will be the Alex Hand Band.

Alex's musical journey has taken him from classic rock and punk to classical guitar, jazz and the Django Reinhardt tradition. Recently back from studying in Eastern Europe, he's been focusing on European folk styles, including Bulgarian, Romanian and Irish.
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