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Crooked Still is a popular band among youngsters, known all over the world for their high energy, unique talent and innovative acoustic style.
The band consists of vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, banjo player Dr. Gregory Liszt, bassist Corey DiMario, cellist Tristan Clarridge and fiddler Brittany Haas. The band is famous for using unique instrument for creating music.
The band has been putting in good team work and had become well established. They have emerged as a popular folk group from Boston since the early 60s.
However, one of the important members of Crooked Still, cellist Rushad Eggleston had to leave the group in November of 2007, at a time when the group had reached its peak.
The solid foundation they built as a group earned them invitations from huge events like the historic Newport and Telluride Festivals and numerous rave reviews from publications like USA Today and Interview Magazine. Crooked Still was now on the cusp of a new musical chapter.
Change in Members
The quintet became five with the addition of fiddler Brittany Haas and cellist Tristan Clarridge. Lead vocalist Aoife O'Donovan told No Depression magazine, When you're in a quartet, and one of your members who's been a huge creative part of your sound decides to leave, it definitely crosses your mind to just not do it.
But we had spent five years building a name for ourselves. And if you look at almost every band that's successful, there's been line-up changes.
If the first album from the new line-up is any indication, success for this young band will be explosive. Crooked Still continues to perform as one of the most compelling forms of alternative bluegrass and string band music today.
The new five-member band got together to blend their creative processes at Allaire, a studio in upstate New York, with producer Eric Merrill for Still Crooked.
The album, to be released on the Signature Sounds on June 24, 2008, balances unknown traditional material with three new tunes from the band, along with Did You Sleep Well? by fellow old time musician Nathan Taylor and a Mississippi John Hurt standard. The entire album was recorded live in one big room, with everyone playing together.
With Haas and Clarridge, the band has proven themselves to be even more adventurous, breathing their cosmic fire into old songs. When Rushad left, we wanted to move in new directions, O'Donovan says.
Brittany adds another female presence to the band; I can hear my voice in her fiddling. Tristan has a refined cello tone, with a powerful, restrained energy. They bring a fresh outlook to the arrangements that keeps the music exciting.
We rehearsed for a few days before we recorded, Clarridge says. We'd listen to a source recording, strip the songs to the bone and build an arrangement incorporating everyone's ideas. It's fun to see how many directions you can take a song.
Everyone brought material for consideration. As we worked on the songs, we realized there was a lot of loss and mortality in the lyrics, banjo player Greg Liszt adds. You can't make a folk album without delving into what's happening now and we were surprised at how current the songs sounded.
Still Crooked, together have tried new things and created music that is inspiring. They are not scared to try new directions and bring change in their style.It's hard to pin down our music, bass player Corey DiMario says.
We play improvised old time music, bluegrass, folk and our own songs within the broad context of a string band. Like a lot of today's bands, we have modern and traditional influences that confuse the boundaries. We want to keep blurring those lines to make something all our own.
Combined Style of Music
Crooked Still's sound is the combination of five distinctive talents who are not content to limit themselves to any one project or style of music. While Crooked Still is the main band for these talented players, all are involved in other projects.Each individual makes a unique contribution to the compositions.
Together, they have uncovered new horizons which were till this day unknown. The genesis of the group continues to evolve. There is no looking back for the group after having received so much appreciation from all around the world. They intend to continue exploring themselves to create music which is unique, intoxicating and inspirational.