Modern Grass - The Caravan - On Atlantic Airwaves Saturday September 8, 2012
On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves, two concerts from our East Coast Sessions -We'll hear from two Halifax based groups with totally different sounds, but who represent their respective genres in unique and refreshing ways - 'The Modern Grass Ensemble' and 'The Caravan'.
The Modern Grass is a collective of musicians who all have some obsession with days gone by, contrasted with a vision for the future - The instrumentation is bluegrass, the music is newgrass - With influences ranging from jazz to bluegrass, gypsy to blues, classical and folk, this young group of musicians is melding styles and taking acoustic music into the future.
At its core, 'The Caravan' is a refreshing East Coast hip hop trio whose roots run the gamut of rock, jazz, soul and even Appalachian music - Their preference for 'jamming it live' and for bring in other instrumentalists versus samples creates an energy and chemistry that is infections and catchy - The Caravan's music cleverly fuses rock all the different styles into a combination that is uniquely their own - The group's charm isn't just about its catchy and clever songs or decades of collected musical experience, but the strange comic interplay between members - In concert the band gives full rein to its eccentric personalities, and you can hear this unquantifiable chemistry in their recordings as well - Rowdy, fun and intelligent - They influence each other, always trying to improve their sound, while soaking in what Halifax is doing as a whole - They've never stopped exploring where they can take the music.
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