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Twisted Pine - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOANNA CHATTMAN
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[FOLK] + WED., DEC. 13

String band Twisted Pine met and formed at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, a reliable breeding crowd for folk and its adjacent genres. The group bears a name fitting of its sound. Its jazzy-tinged bluegrass twists and turns, jumping from melancholy mandolin-picking to fervent violin, accompanied by rich vocals that effortlessly dip between octaves. The material arcs toward sweet nostalgia, such as reminiscing about late-night roof talks or the optimism of a 21st birthday. Twisted Pine plays Club Café, accompanied by local folk groups The Hills & The Rivers, and Sweetheart of the Barricades.

8 p.m. 58
S. 12th St., South Side.
$10. 21 and up.
412-431-4950 or www.clubcafelive.com




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