Tin Hat

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Tin Hat

Carla Kihlstedt — violin, voice
Mark Orton — guitar, dobro
Ben Goldberg — clarinets
Rob Reich — accordion, piano

Forging a new acoustic sound that defies categorization while striking universal chords, Tin Hat makes freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century. Since its beginning in 1997, each of Tin Hat’s six recordings has been regarded by listeners and fellow musicians as a benchmark in the ongoing exploration of vibrant new pathways in acoustic music. Concurrently, their captivating live performances throughout the United States and Europe have surprised and delighted audiences with well-honed compositions and the joy of spontaneous musical discovery. Hailed for “interweaving Old World Europe with post-modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality with concert-hall propriety, and odd-metered syncopation with deeply soulful grooves” (The New York Press), the ensemble has created an original American ethnic music of its own device. As the New York Times notes, “it’s solid, appealing and fresh.”

“Modern melancholy, modern jubilation, modern swagger and modern volatility – for the last few years Tin Hat has reminded us that things aren’t exactly as they used to be. Tin Hat makes it up as it goes, and dodges the commonplace like the plague. Call them wordless torch songs for the new millennium, and hold out your hand. They’ll introduce you to an emotion or two you’ve yet to experience.” ~ Downbeat

“It’s an all-encompassing American tableau with melodies both strange and beautiful.” ~Associated Press

“Their haunting and strangely familiar music…is a soundtrack for the kind of puzzling dream which leaves you sitting awake in the middle of the night…” ~The New Yorker

“Dreamily eclectic, the music is a deft soup of American folk melodies with middle-European hamishness, the high modernism of Stravinsky and Schoenberg with the brash, wise-guy jazz of Looney Tunes composer Carl Stalling and Raymond Scott. Familiar sounds bubble up and tickle the ear, then transmute into something witty, rich and strange.” ~ Variety

“(They) have created something warm, welcoming and entirely unique through their melding of the avant-garde with something much more familiar…” ~ Rolling Stone

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