Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side

 We think of ourselves as occupying a zone somewhere between modern folk, progressive bluegrass, and what is sometimes called “Americana” or “alt country,” with inspiration that ranges from Jimmy Rogers and Bill Monroe to Dar Williams, Lucinda Williams and Old Crow Medicine Show; from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Cracker, the Black Keys and Amy Winehouse.