About Darol

Fiddler Darol Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, the Psychograss, The Duo and other ensembles. Today Darol can be heard on the Sim City soundtracks and on NPR's "Car Talk" theme, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice.  In addition to performing all over the world since 1977, he has recorded and produced scores of important recordings, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers’ residencies and grants. He has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. He is Professor Emeritus at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He also runs an innovative online Fiddle School with www.ArtistWorks.com.

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What is this recording about? Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Lukas Pool, and Sharon Gilchrist joined forces for a relaxed picking session in which humor, imagination and spirited musical conversation percolate. It's an almost-live recording of a band, playing stuff you'd want to hear around the weekend breakfast table, late at night, or on a pleasant drive. The thing about the American string music world is that most fans also play music themselves. The "audience" is not much different from the "pros". Each sector drives the other. So this recording is for everybody. This band is not one you're likely to hear out on the fester or club circuit. It's a rare and special convening of mutual admirers who happen to enjoy each others' musical conversation. A multi-generational summit meeting of like-minded musical groovers. A fortuitous conclave in the Boston String Music Enclave. So we rounded up some of Darol & Joe's orphan originals, a couple of ragin' Fiddle Tunes Of The Moment, and a trio of Requia for folks we loved. We spent all of 2 & a half days tracking these ten tunes; the general feeling is sparky, informal, and kind of emotional sometimes. We didn't try to fix every note, either. …And where will you find that pesky groove? Even the FBI will tell you: look in the E–AND-A section of your local bar.

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Darol Anger + MR SUN Watermelon Wednesdays, West Whately, MA 01039 Watermelon Wednesdays, West Whately, MA 01039
 —  — Darol Anger & MR SUN band Freshgrass Festival, North Adams, MA Freshgrass Festival, North Adams, MA
Darol Anger with Joe Craven, John Girton, Peter Wilson Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, CA 95959
Darol Anger with Joe Craven, John Girton, Peter Wilson The Side Door, Sacramento, CA The Side Door, Sacramento, CA
 —  — Darol Anger with ARTISTWORKS Bluegrass All-Stars ONLINE EVENT https://www.facebook.com/ArtistWorks, Napa, CA https://www.facebook.com/ArtistWorks, Napa, CA
Darol Anger + Bill Evans’ Bluegrass Spectacular Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA 94704 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA 94704
 —  — Darol Anger +Mike Marshall, Bob Mintzer & the WDR BIG BAND in Cologne, Germany WDR Big Band, KOLN, GERMANY WDR Big Band, KOLN, GERMANY
Darol Anger + MR SUN at the Freight & Salvage Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA 94704 Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA 94704

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Now living in Nashville, Tennessee; barely believing it. But OK.  Every day is now an Extra Bonus Life Mile day...   

I'm still doing a lot of fun Artistworks Fiddle School stuff and looking at a whole new landscape out the window. 
Whole new internal landscape too, even though I keep having the same old Disastrous Sound Check dreams. 
I get to visit with some excellent young musicians friends. 
I even have some shows with Mr Sun lined up for this fall! 
... And I bought my first actual purchased lawn mower.