Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will perform on Jan. 22
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Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will perform on Jan. 22

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present New England’s folk/roots quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at Next Stage on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4 pm.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem feature 4-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 20 years, the quartet has toured to concert halls, festivals, and residency engagements across North America and has released seven CDs on Signature Sounds.

“From the Newport Folk Festival to California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed,” say the artists’ promotional materials.

“In the lineage of string bands who blur the boundaries of American roots music,” says a news release, “Rani, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak, and Scott Kessel have always been standard-bearers, with a knack for pairing words and music. 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.”

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102.

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