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Ebin-Rose Trio and Frank Critelli Co-bill
July 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12
About Frank Critelli
Frank Critelli writes songs. He dabbles in haiku and other short poetry. He also writes other things. Like postcards. His songs are available on compact disc, download, or stream at places like iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, and Pandora.
Frank Critelli often performs live. Sometimes he performs solo; sometimes he is accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. Over the years, he’s played in streets and subways, barrooms and classrooms, coffeehouses and colleges, theaters, festivals, and (most recently) in his kitchen.
About Ebin Rose
For more than two decades, southeastern Connecticut’s Ebin Parker and Rose Bengston have won a devoted audience with their soft but complex and ethereal music that finds its roots in Britain’s Pentangle, Nick Drake and John Martyn, among others. Then two years ago, Ebin-Rose became a trio with the addition of upright bass player Bobo Lavorgna. It was a musical marriage which allowed them to move their music into a more dynamic improvisational range.
With Ebin’s fine finger-picked guitar work and Rose’s gentle and expressive voice, the ensemble offers, as one writer aptly termed it many years ago, “a flowing musical mosaic.”
Ebin put it this way in a June interview with Steve Winters published in No Depression magazine when asked to characterize the trio’s music: “Strangely enough I think that Celtic Americana is close, even though I thought it odd at first. I guess if Richard Thompson can be acknowledged by the AMA as Americana Artist of the Year, it is a fairly wide-open field. Anglican folk rock comes to mind as a label, but I doubt there is ever going to be a drop-down box for that.
Appalachian music is certainly at its heart Celtic, and how could there be Americana without Appalachian music? When people ask what our band sounds like, I sometimes say we are like Pentangle, only not from the UK, knowing most of them will not have a clue as to how Pentangle sounds.”