Expedition Quartet
Country USA
City Colorado
www http://www.expeditionquartet.com
Date 26.03.2010


The group members: Jake Schepps (5-string banjo), Ryan Drickey (violin), Grant Gordy (mandolin, guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass).

While rooted in the stylings of the American stringband, the Expedition Quartet is not bound by any one tradition. Their shows are as likely to include bluegrass stomps, traditional fiddle tunes and swing standards, as an Argentine tango, Brazilian choro, or an original modern stringband composition. Hailing from the mountains of Colorado, and springing from the state's vibrant acoustic music scene, 5-string banjo player Jake Schepps formed the ensemble to play "adventurous stringband music". With vocalist Ryan Drickey on violin, gravity-defying guitarist Grant Gordy, and young Ian Hutchison on bass, the band released the all-instrumental album "Ten Thousand Leaves", which was called "One of the top 10 releases of 2007" by JazzReview.com, and "Highly Recommended" by Dirty Linen. Music from the CD received an International Acoustic Music Award, in addition to being selected for Global Rhythm Magazine's November 2007 CD Sampler. The Expedition Quartet is at work on new album of all Bela Bartok compositions.



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