Saturday, December 18, 2010 4:23 PM
Anyone who wants to check this out tonight (see below) in the Edison area at The Raconteur bookstore let me know by posting here or texting me at (570) 299 9209.
"8 PM, Sat. Dec 18
The Holiday Hootenanny
Steve Kaplan/Guitar & Paul Caluori/Violin w/special guests
400 years of music: from Gustav Holst's "In a Bleak Midwinter" to Coltrane's groovy "Greensleaves" to classic Zep (Led, that is), with detours into Celtic folk and Victorian dance hall. Steve Kaplan and Paul Caluori bring their love of traditional folk, classical music and acoustic jazz into sharp focus by using truly acoustic instruments to perform, exploring sonic possibilities without the "clutter" of other instrumentation. Their approach to the music is deceptively simple: wring out as much emotion as possible without losing the essential structure of the pieces they're playing. Expect a variety of spiked nogs, puissant punches, and a withering concoction called Yukon Cornelius, along with a range of baked, roasted and boiled dishes (capon anyone?), marinated tench, and an edible lifelike scene sculpted in colored marzipan. Plus Cream Wafers, Date Drops, Cinnamon Stars, Fattigmands Bakkels, Drumkake, and Buttery Nut Rounds. FREE! If you'd like to bring a dish or bottle of something, please do."