11th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival Feb 12-21
Mad Cow Stringband
www.myspace.com/madcowstringband

This mad group of string-plucking UC Davis alumni coalesced in 2003 and for the rest ensuing years honed their craft, keeping their rabidly enthusiastic Davis fans dancing to the Mad Cow brand of high energy string music. Somewhere along the way, the raw, youthful enthusiasm they poured into their music morphed into a highly skilled bluegrass sound. The band's tight instrumentation and soaring harmonies captivate the listener and conjure up images of a simpler time in acoustic music. The boys draw from influences ranging from the slick bluegrass new guards such as Hot Rize, the energetic old-timey sounds of the contemporary Old Crow Medicine Show and the Dickel Brothers, and the classic high and lonesome of the Stanley/Monroe era, and even the gypsy string swing of Reinhardt and Grappelli. All multi-instrumentalist and song-writing members Tim Delaney, Alex Roth, Danny Chaves, and Andy Lentz share the stage and the microphone by swapping instruments, lead vocals, and solos on guitar, mandolin, upright bass, banjo, and fiddle. Featured part-time member, Sean Feder (Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack), adds the fifth dimension on bass and banjo.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
8:00 pm
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$13 advance/$15 door
Country Bluegrass Show
Cafe du Nord, San Francisco
featuring:
The Cowlicks
The Whisky Richards
Mad Cow Stringband
Lady A & Her Heel Draggers

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