This house concert was cancelled on March 15, 2020, due to health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Evie Ladin Band is coming to SLO House Concerts and bringing their foot-stomping original and traditional tunes, and their amazing body percussion. We have been trying to get this group here for several years and are delighted that all of the stars and schedules lined up for March 26th!
The neo-trad kinetic-folk of the Evie Ladin Band is a mingling of the deep Appalachian sound of clawhammer banjo, guitar, bass, and percussive dance, with contemporary storytelling and original, conversational interplay among the band members. Some of their adventurousness comes from early hip hop in the high school cafeteria, some from Evie’s early attraction to, and study of, the African roots in Appalachian music and dance. While myriad world and contemporary music influences permeate the band’s choices, they never reach too far, remaining seamless and true to the stories they tell.
You don’t often hear words like “traditional” and “authentic” paired with “innovative” and “unique,” but Evie Ladin has brought them together brilliantly…and the result is a truly high point in new old-time music.
–Folkworks, Los Angeles
House Concert Details
SLO House Concerts are by invitation and reservation only. Please CLICK HERE to request an invitation and indicate which show you would like to attend and how many seats you would like to reserve. We will then send you an email with directions and other information.
7:00pm Show: Doors open at 6:30; show starts at 7:00.
Suggested Donation: $20-$25. ALL of the money goes directly to the performers.
More About the Musicians
The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin‘s banjo, her resonant voice, real stories, and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, from Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, from the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley to the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, and across many continents. Born and raised on Southern music, from inner city Baltimore to Oakland, she has taken home ribbons in folk song from Mt Airy, NC Fiddler’s Convention and Neo-trad Band from the Appalachian Stringband Festival, Clifftop, WV, among other accolades.
Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations and education around the world. Keith brings a cinematic ear to playing bass as tonal percussion, with bells, box, body, and toys.
Erik Pearson (guitar, banjo, vocals) is a musician’s musician with the Crooked Jades, storyteller Diane Ferlatte, and his own solo projects. His original banjo tune “Fork & File” was the soundtrack for a rapids rafting scene in Sean Penn’s movie Into the Wild.
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