Next Stage presents Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem on June 4

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present New England's acclaimed roots, rhythm, and harmony quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem for the fifth concert of the 2021 Next Stage “Bandwagon Summer Series” on Friday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Cooper Field.

The musicians offer four-part vocal harmonies, indelible songs, 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 19 years, the folk/roots quartet has toured its uplifting, healing performances to concert halls, festivals, and residency engagements across North America, and has released seven CDs on Signature Sounds.

“In the lineage of string bands who blur the boundaries of American roots music, Rani, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak, and Scott Kessel have always been standard-bearers, with a particular knack for pairing words and music,” the band's website says. “From bluegrass barnstormers to sultry swing, old-time gospel to bluesy folk-rock, they consistently turn in lush arrangements of original songs alongside artful re-workings of a melange of music.”

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