Since its inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences with extravagant performances in settings from Prairie Home Companion and parties on loading docks in NYC to symphony halls from coast to coast and punk rock clubs. The band has a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical perceptions—and no two shows are alike, with their repertoire of more than 1000 pieces both expected and surprising. Setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos) to the all-out epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players). The Cello Project has worked with high school and university music programs, the Dandy Warhols , Garrison Keillor, Trampled by Turtles, Corin Tucker, Maya Beiser, Ben Sollee, Zoe Keating, and Howe Gelb, among others. Said Time Online Magazine after a PCP concert, "I’m not sure that I’d truly realized how important live performances can be in helping you appreciate music."