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Monday, October 2nd, 2017
BROOKTONDALE NY – Please join us at The Canaan Institute for The Appleseed Collective bluegrass newgrass theatrical jazz event! An intimate Monday evening house concert starts at 7:00 pm with a jam session afterward. $20 at the door for the concert. RSVP here to reserve your seats http://bit.ly/cinst-rsvp and for directions (or email firstname.lastname@example.org). The Appleseed Collective is poised to become the new sound of string music. Riding the wave of the bluegrass revival beyond newgrass and into a strange new genre-bending territory, they explore the full range of dark and light, old and new, composition and improvisation in a deeply theatrical stage show that transports audiences through time. VIDEO 01 https://youtu.be/QQ5XMRXi180 The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them. Violinist/Mandolinist Brandon Worder-Smith grew up steeped in a rich rural Bluegrass and Irish fiddle culture. Driven to explore beyond the boundaries of tradition, he set off on foot to hitchhike around America searching for his musical kin. After a year and a half of wandering he stumbled across Guitarist Andrew Brown back in Ann Arbor MI, where the band now hangs their collective hats when not on the road. Downtown Andrew Brown, fast-talking vintage garb peddler and son of a Motown session musician had just returned from New Orleans with a piece of that dixieland sound. He gifted long-time friend and funk/rock drummer Vince Russo with a washboard, whose penchant for ripping percussion solos and untamed showmanship were only further enhanced, and the first incarnation of the band was born. Later the boys would join forces with bassist Eric O’Daly, whose passion for Indian Classical music and introspective yet fiery Irish nature would complete the Genre-Bending sound of The Appleseed Collective. VIDEO 01 https://youtu.be/QQ5XMRXi180 VIDEO 02 https://youtu.be/-F404D4Jr2M VIDEO 03 https://youtu.be/E6ehxIrkL4Q “The dictionary defines Americana as. 'things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.' Well if that is the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana. I figured our a sort of mathematical equation last night: it's like Satch plus Django plus Joplin plus Bob Wills plus a little Bill Monroe- but the sum is actually greated than the parts." —Jason Marck, WBEZ Chicago's Morning Shift Facebook Event for this CONCERT https://www.facebook.com/events/119914291969685 “In between, Vince Russo’s percussion trickery drives ‘Erased’, whilst ‘Bad Man’ is a swinging jazz/old time fusion where Collective fiddler Brandon Worder-Smith and guitarist Andrew Brown demonstrate their considerable instrumental chops. Most impressive though, is ‘Vicious’, its opening two minutes of vocal, underpinned only by Eric O’Daly’s jazz bass, leading to a languid but scintillating blues workout. On this evidence of this snapshot, a new album to follow 2014’s Young Love would be very welcome, as would a tour on this side of the Atlantic." —David Innes, bluesmoreandagain.com Band website http://www.appleseedcollective.com/ Band FB Page https://www.facebook.com/TheAppleseedCollective/