Darol Anger’s 7th Annual Keepin-It-In-the-Fam Holiday Show
featuring The Matt Flinner Trio and Emy Phelps
What better way for some of the country’s most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to play some shows with family and friends? Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins his partner, singer-songwriter Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country’s best string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of Midwinter and the turning of the year. Darol’s experience with years of holiday shows from the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts, Newgrange and Yulegrass, his quirky humor, and genius for organizing exciting bands will be utilized at full bore.
Anger has mentored some of the most exciting and phenomenal string musicians in the world. The brilliant acoustic musicians of The Matt Flinner Trio will join Anger and Phelps in this season’s concerts. Their powerful presences are brought into synchronization and orbit around Anger’s vision, and that unmistakable violin voice. The result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem. Special guests, family and friends will probably make appearances.
Darol Anger: “We think that the midwinter season has always been a highly emotional and special time for human beings, and we mean to celebrate in music the many layers of spirituality and celebration that has always happened around this time. My old buddy Tony is a joy to be around, and that goes for audiences too. Emy’s a genius at finding songs that elevate peoples’ spirits, and her long career working with children has helped her hone her talent. This band is not afraid to tap deep emotions, whether they be humor, love, or wassailin’.”