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The Crooked Jades

The Arcata Playhouse and Humboldt Folklife Society presents the official vinyl release celebration for The Crooked Jades. Called the finest string band in America by The Boston Herald, The Crooked Jades are return to Humboldt for the first time in a decade, performing live in concert at The Arcata Playhouse, on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The band celebrates the new release of “Empathy Moves The Water” (limited vinyl edition) the band’s first original album in over 10 years. With a bold vision and drive to innovate and inspire, the Crooked Jades release their brand new album “Empathy Moves The Water” on their own label, Jade Note Music. Largely recorded at Berkeley’s famous Fantasy Studios, this new album is produced by the highly celebrated Bruce Kaphan. The band once again features their signature mix of inspired re-arrangements of rare and obscure old-time gems and beautiful original compositions, all played on vintage and eclectic instruments, including Hawaiian slide, Vietnamese jaw harp, harmonium, ukulele, banjo, ukulele, arco bass, and minstrel banjo. “The two adjectives that keep coming to me during repeated listenings to The Crooked Jades are profound and transcendent. This is visionary music, forged from the raw materials of old-time forms and instruments. It’s easy to forget that the first old-time music recorded was a mirror of the times the musicians lived in. That was almost 100 years ago. Here, in the beginning of the 21st century, people in appreciable numbers are feeling as though they’re teetering on the brink of apocalyptic times. Through the lens of tradition, The Crooked Jades are voicing this feeling convincingly and beautifully.” - The Old-Time Herald Crooked Jades website: http://www.crookedjades.com

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  • $18 / $16 Playhouse members
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  • Phone: 822-1575
  • Email: david@arcataplayhouse.org
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