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On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome string band The CrookedÂ Jades to its stage. The all ages event will take place at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park (14134 MidlandÂ Rd, Poway, CA 92064). Admission is $15 for members and $18 standard. Students with school I.D. receive theÂ member price, and youth ages 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door or online.
The Crooked Jades, called “the finest band toÂ come out of the stringÂband resurgence” by TheÂ Boston Herald, are celebrating their 20thÂ anniversary with a North and West Coast tour.Â Their updated lineup will feature newest memberÂ Emily Mann on fiddle as well as highly sought-after guest bass player Walter Spencer. SaysÂ band leader/founder Jeff Kazor:Â “The band will be fearlessly attempting a 20Â-yearÂ retrospective, unearthing The Crooked JadesÂ back catalogue from their protoÂ-grass beginnings-all the way back to the year 1995!”
About the Band:Â For the last 20 years The Crooked Jades have traveled countless miles across 4 continents, 10 countries, andÂ as many festivals to bring you 8 critically acclaimed albums including Worlds On Fire (chosen by Sean PennÂ for the soundtrack of OscarÂ-nominated film Into The Wild) and Seven Sisters: A Kentucky PortraitÂ – theÂ soundtrack to the awardÂ-winning PBS documentary of the same name.Â Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation,Â The Crooked Jades began with Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic soundsÂ of pre-Âradio music. With this old Âtime foundation, the band has created a unique sound by exploring the rootsÂ of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Filtering these oldÂ worldÂ sounds with universal and ancient themes through a postÂ9/11 lens, they seek to make sense of the future. AÂ collective of West and East Coast pickers with equal parts attitude and respect, always led by Kazor, the bandÂ performs with a thrilling energy that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them toÂ everyone from The New Lost City Ramblers and The Pogues to Gillian Welch, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.
The Crooked Jades are committed to exploring new frontiers, most recently via collaboration with the NewÂ York modern dance choreographer Kate Weare and Company. Their latest release Bright Land premiered toÂ soldÂ out audiences at New York’s Joyce Theater and later at San Francisco’s ODC Theater featuring the KateÂ Weare Company dancers accompanied by members of the band. This unprecedented collaboration of modernÂ dance paired with old time music dramatized the cyclical nature of human experience with piercing, powerfulÂ choreography and fiery, soulful live music. See video.
San Diego Folk Heritage is an allÂvolunteer 501(c)(3) nonÂprofit organization dedicated to preserving andÂ promoting the folk arts in Southern California. For more information about this concert, please visitÂ http://sdfolkheritage.org/events/theÂcrookedÂjades/.