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California this weekend!

Hello California friends! Please share this email with your friends in Cali!  Canada’s Billboard charting & 3x CFMA winning string wizards SULTANS OF STRING take their wickedly eclectic global grooves to CALIFORNIA

Fri Oct 11 – 8:30-8:45 pm–  FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference – Showcase
Sat Oct 12 – 7:00 pm– Museum of Making Music
Sun Oct 13 – 10:30 AM–  McCabe’s Guitar Shop KIDS SHOW
Sun Oct 13 – 8:00 pm–  McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:30pm
FAR-West
Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, 91367
www.far-west.org/2019-official-showcases.html

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00pm
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, 92008
$25 General / $30 Premium, Museum Members receive 10% discount
760-304-5844  www.museumofmakingmusic.org/events/sultans-of-string

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:30 AM  KIDS CONCERT!!
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404
$10  310-828-4497  www.mccabes.com/concerts

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 8:30pm 
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 90404
$22.50  310-828-4497  www.mccabes.com/concerts

 

“Chris McKhool and the boys are fantastic!”  Bob Ezrin (Producer–Pink Floyd. Kiss)

Your set was sensational. Loved it.” Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)

“Wickedly eclectic Canadian instrumentalists Sultans of String play a cosmopolitan, global take on acoustic music.” New York Music Daily

“An energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!”  Maverick Magazine UK

 

3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammys) nominees and Billboard charting Sultans of String take their wickedly eclectic and globetrotting grooves to California, with stops at FAR-West, Museum of Music Making and McCabe’s Guitar Shop.

Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and Cuban rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.

Celebrating a milestone 12 years together, Sultans of String’s music has hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, #6 on Billboard (World Music chart), top 10 on CMJ (World), and received multiple awards and accolades, including 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal (for bandleader Chris McKhool), plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, Grammy winners Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Richard Bona (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock).

McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo) has an Egyptian-born mother who happened to play piano, teach classical theory, and feed her young son as much Middle Eastern cuisine as she did music lessons. From there, the powerful violinist developed a taste for multi-genre string sounds and found a like-minded crew of all-world enthusiasts. When he first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo grew, featuring such amazing musical friends as in-the-pocket bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk).

Sultans of String have been criss-crossing Canada, the US and UK for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as NYC’s legendary Birdland and the Lincoln Center, and London’s Trafalgar Square. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, Ontario and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony. Sultans of String were filmed by CBC’s Canada Live, MPBN’s Maine Arts! , and have performed live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.

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