SULTANS OF STRING Appearing Sun May 21st 2017 at 8:00pm
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
“An energetic and exciting band, with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK), 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees and triple Canadian Folk Music Awards winners Sultans of String thrill audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and Cuban rhythms. Fiery fiddle dances with kinetic guitar, laying down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people.
These revved up roots string slingers -- Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar) -- met just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook. When Chris (who has also performed with Cook, Pavlo) first heard Kevin’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between the violin and guitar. Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String’s CDs have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal (for Chris), plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, Richard Bona, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.
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“Your set was sensational. Loved it.”
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
“You get the feeling this is Strunz & Farah or Willie & Lobo or Gypsy Kings taken to the next level of the game, sometimes all at once… a sure bet to notch a JUNO and any other award winning hardware to come its way.“
Midwest Record, Chicago
“Sultans of String are so extraordinary and put on a sensational show”
Todd Barkan, Lincoln Center, NY