Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem bring ‘Wintersong’ to Next Stage

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music welcome back acclaimed roots, rhythm, and harmony quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem to perform their Wintersong program at Next Stage on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 pm.

Wintersong is a “celebratory, poetic, reflective collection of seasonal songs, an ode to light and dark at the turning of the year,” according to a news release.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem feature four-part vocal harmonies, fiddle, acoustic, and electric guitars, bass and a homemade percussion kit of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase.

Over the past 18 years, the folk/roots quartet has performed at concert halls, festivals, and residency engagements across North America and has released seven CDs on Signature Sounds.

Rani Arbo, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak, and Scott Kessel's Wintersong swings between reflection and celebration, with verses by hallowed poets, fiddle/percussion-driven New Year's shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana, traditional carols, and songs by modern songwriters.

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