Dec 3, 2012
Unfortunately, my group - Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica - didn’t win the 2012 Boston Music Award for International Artist of the Year last night, but it was great to be nominated and I almost ran into Axel Rose last night at the award ceremony. The Orchestrotica’s big band is back in Boston April 27, 2013 plus I’ll be taking 1/2 the group to Mexico in March for a special project. In the meantime, December has other really cool events coming up so read on!
Jeni Jol - as a duo - is a new project I’ve been working on with Tev Stevig. Next Thursday at 10pm in Cambridge, I’ll try to play 5-octave marimba and hand percussion simultaneously while Tev journeys all over his guitars and oud with a new clawhammer technique he’s been applying to Balkan/Turkish music. We’ll be doing some of Tev’s originals as well. Stop by! RSVP on Facebook.
Later in December, I will be back with the Klezwoods again for a Chanukah party and Klezmas at Atwoods. We recently toured down to The Kennedy Center in DC and the entire show was videotaped. Watch the show here.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 at 10:00 PM (9 days away)Map)
Jeni Jol ("New Path" in Macedonian) is the brainchild of Tev Stevig, who for the past year and a half has been exploring the potential of playing the fretless nylon string guitar in the clawhammer style. Clawhammer, or frailing, is typically associated with old time banjo, but Tev has been using this uniquely American playing style on the fretless guitar to arrive at new arrangements of his favorite tunes from the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey, as well as some original material. He was inspired to do this after listening to recordings of the great Turkish musician, Erkan Ogur (credited by many for having invented the …(more)
|Add||Thu, 12/13/12||Jeni Jol Duo @ Lily Pad||Link to show||Cambridge, MA||Map|
|Add||Sat, 12/15/12||Klezwoods @ Temple Aliyah Adult Chanukah Party||Link to show||Needham, MA||Map|
|Add||Tue, 12/18/12||Klezwoods @ Atwoods Tavern||Link to show||Cambridge, MA||Map|
Thanks and happy holidays!Brian O’Neill
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