Join Seattle Folklore Society for an evening of traditional Irish music from the ‘other’ Portland (ME) with The Press Gang.
A bold, new sound has emerged in New England’s traditional music scene: The Press Gang. This band fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian Junior Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki (late of Portland, OR), and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles. The joy that these musicians pour into playing music together is unmistakable and infectious. The result is a unique sound; at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent. All four have become influential members of the Trad-Irish scene as in-demand performers and teachers with intensely-dedicated followings.
Advance tickets are $18, $16 for SFS/PNA members and seniors/students (kids half; all tickets $2 more day-of-show), available here or by calling 1-800-838-3006 (full SFS season here). More information about SFS at www.seafolklore.org or (206) 923-8923.