Family Carr

Family Carr

Performing in the 2013 Green Show Tuesday, September 24.

This is their third season in the OSF Green Show.

Wild ancient melodies and songs bridging generations.

Kevin Carr has played for dances across the continent with Hillbillies from Mars, in concert halls up and down the west coast with Wake the Dead, at festivals in Quebec and California with Les Tetes de Violon, and taught at fiddle camps and festivals all around the USA and in Europe. He received an NEA grant to study Irish folk fiddling in the 1970s, spent much time in the 1980s pursuing French Canadian fiddling, and simultaneously began a study of Irish Uilleann bagpipes. He has learned from many teachers in the US, Spain, and Ireland, and has amassed a collection of bagpipes that are exemplars of some of the main traditions in the renascent piping of several European cultures. In addition to his role in several touring musical groups. he tours as a storyteller, and has released several recordings of his storytelling. Carr is considered one of the most accomplished traditional musicians on the West Coast. With the Family Carr he plays fiddle, Irish and Galician bagpipes, and sings.

Josie Mendelsohn was a founding member of the seminal Bluegrass band, The Good Ol' Persons, with Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick, played with Irish accordion greats Kevin Keegan and Joe Burke, adds all the fiddle harmony to cult favorite Quebecois band, Les Tetes de Violon, and is well known as the consummate vocal harmonizer. In Family Carr she plays keyboards, percussion, fiddle, banjo and sings.

Daniel Carr has found his calling in the last few years as an rhythmically inventive and powerfully percussive guitarist. He toured last summer with Galician band As Faiscas in Spain and on the West Coast of the USA. In the Family Carr he plays Guitar and Mandolin.

Molly Carr recently returned from two years in Galicia, Spain where she founded several bands, including As Faiscas, with whom she toured last summer. In the Family Carr she plays mandolin, percussion, fiddle and sings.

Family Carr on Community: Music lovers, lovers of other cultures, lovers of traditional song, young people who are ready to have their imaginations fed by new rhythms and harmonies, people who love songs in Spanish and Gallego, people who enjoy music passed down through generations before their very eyes and ears, those who love stories, and history that comes alive in a vital musical way, those who love to dance.

Family Carr