Vancouver Island MusicFest invites music fans and friends to join them for a special Roots Review concert event with the Rakish Angles on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Cumberland Hotel.
The Rakish Angles are a boundary crossing, genre-blending string band who weave an intricate tapestry of Newgrass, Latin, gypsy-jazz and oldtime music. The quartet’s members come from musical backgrounds as diverse as classical, bluegrass, jazz, and heavy metal.
With common influences including the David Grisman Quintet, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien, Edgar Meyer, and fellow Canadians the Creaking Tree String Quartet and Jayme Stone, the Rakish Angles have a collaborative spirit.
Each musician composes instrumental and vocal pieces for the group, and then they all come together to arrange the tunes. They recognize and encourage each others strengths and backgrounds, which is reflected in both the compositions and in the way each musician is given space to shine.
The quartet has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (2009), Western Canadian Music Award (2010), and was selected as a finalist for an Indie Acoustic Project Award (2009). The Rakish Angles have shared stages with Tony Trischka, Doug Cox, Po’Girl, Celso Machado, the Red Clay Ramblers, Frazey Ford, Jesse Zubot, the Voyageur Guitar, and Tanya Tagaq.
Having played folk, jazz, and even writers’ festival stages including our own Vancouver Island MusicFest and the Filberg Festival, as well as theatres, cafés and house concerts across western Canada, the Rakish Angles are garnering nationwide attention and you can find out why.
Tickets for this special concert event are only $20 and available at the Cumberland Hotel. Doors open at 7:30 and the music starts at 8 p.m. sharp! Come early for dinner at Sushi Mon in the Cumberland Hotel.
— Vancouver Island MusicFest