The Devil’s Box String Band featuring Chris Murphy supplies a revisionist-western take on fiddle tunes from around the world using energetic and eclectic music rooted in the styles of bluegrass and folk. They create a cinematic blend of bluegrass, country and folk that suggests a higher than average pedigree. Two-beat Cajun stomps, break-neck bluegrass, haunting gypsy laments and cranked out Celtic jigs all get twisted, bent and melted down to become burning masses of fiddle heat.
Distilling the essence of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Bob Wills into a heady spirit of moaning fiddle, burbling banjo, dandelion mandolins and high-lonesome harmonies, Chris Murphy’s raging fiddle and lead vocals drive the band. Lovers of folk, rock, jazz and exciting lively music will all appreciate The Devil’s Box String Band. (www.chrismurphymusic.com/info/chris-murphy-the-devils-box/) (cash or check only (no credit cards)