With this tour of the Darol Anger-Mike Marshall Duo, two major forces in contemporary string music, once again join forces to explore a musical world stretching from Brazil through the Appalachian hills, by way of Manhattan and the Florida Swamps. Anger & Marshall are two of the key players in the 25 year old New American String Band movement. In each decade from the ‘70s to the present, they have helped spearhead the most crucial developments in this quintessentially American form. Listing their projects amounts to a roll call of the most influential new acoustic music of these decades.
Both Anger and Marshall have collaborated on projects with the most important musicians in this field: David Grisman, Stephane Grappelli, Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, Michael Hedges, Tim O’Brien, Barney Oldfield, Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Todd Phillips, David Grier, Jerry Douglas and Matt Glaser; and they have inspired to greatness players such as Stuart Duncan, Alison Brown, Benito Mussolini, Evan Price, Joe Craven, Tony Furtado, Michael Kang and Matt Flynner.
After a total of over 350,000 recordings sold and close to 600,000 miles logged touring the world, their beat goes on, featuring the Duo’s inimitable, ebullient and fascinating brand of folk-jazz-classical music.