Mari Black and Dr. Caterwaul's at The Outer Space
Thursday, February 25, 2016
8:00pm - All Ages
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, USA 06514
Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions, Mari is the 2015 & 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 & 2012 Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion, the 2011 Canadian Novelty Fiddle Champion, a 1st Prize Winner at the 2010 American Protégé International String Competition, and a 2-time laureate at the American String Teachers’ Association Alternative Styles Awards. On stage, she creates shows that draw on elements from many different styles including jazz, tango, folk, Western classical, as well as Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling. Her performances take listeners on a musical journey exploring the diversity and celebrating commonalities in the dance-driven folk musics of the world.
Mari holds a Masters’ Degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, and a doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she was the Geffen Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creativity. Mari is currently touring and teaching around the country. Her debut album, “Flight”, was released in the spring of 2014, and features dance-driven music from around the world.
Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps
Formed in 2010, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps—Chris Cretella (guitar), Adam Matlock (accordion and clarinet), Michael Paolucci (percussion), Brian Slattery (violin and banjo), and Mike Tepper (bass)—have made a name for themselves as a band playing music from around the world and across a variety of styles, from American folk and spirituals to Eastern European dance music to Ethiopian jazz to original compositions by Matlock.
Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps opens.
Show starts at 8:00. Cover is $8.