Fri, Feb 26, 7:30pm
Founded in 2010, Madison band Graminy seeks to fuse classical and grassroots traditions—from Bach to bluegrass, Copland to Celtic, Gershwin to Native American, Kodaly to Klezmer. Graminy composes and arranges all its music, including frequent quick changes, generous improvisations, and occasional singing. They call their style "class-grass": cramming more class in grass and more grass in class. Graminy’s music focuses on themes of ecology and place, and just as its botanical namesake Gramineae encompasses the entire grass family, Graminy draws on the entire family of grassroots traditions, from all places and ecologies, to develop its refreshing, surprising, ever-captivating sound.