Battle Creek, MI

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 pm
Backstage Pass preconcert talk, 6:40 pm

Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. For the last few years the Michigan native, now based in Brooklyn, has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group.

This Kittel and Co. show features mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine), guitarist Quinn Bachand (“Canada’s Top Celtic Guitarist” - Ashley MacIsaac), and  hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument).

"...A feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music... whimsical, alluring, and magnificent..."  -The Bluegrass Situation

“thrillingly spontaneous. ...Taking traditional music forward.” -Times UK

“...a stunning melting pot of classical and folk music, featuring some of the greatest musicians in the genre.” - Earmilk