The Lost Acres String Band featuring a trio on bass, violin and guitar will present a medley of musical genres at the Case Memorial Library on Saturday, October 5, at 2:00pm. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
A typical show might include blues, gypsy jazz, a Mexican dance tune, a romantic waltz, old time and contemporary fiddle music, a Hispanic ballad, a classical string band number, a folk tune from Columbia, swing music from the 1930s and some original compositions.
The three professional musicians, Gordon Swift, Paul Howard and Jon Swift all hail from Connecticut, but bring a variety of cultural music to audiences. Violinist Gordon Swift plays in jazz-rock fusion, reggae, and country-western bands. With a degree in ethnomusicology, his original compositions blend musical influences from around the world.
Master guitarist Paul Howard brings a mix of swing, old time, bluegrass and folk/rock music to the group. He’s also an accomplished vocalist.
Jon Swift (Gordon’s brother), the bass player, lays down a solid beat for The Lost Acres Band. He also sings and plays acoustic guitar with several other bluegrass and American music roots groups, and recently appeared in the BluesGrass duo at the Case Library.
The Lost Acres String Band, with its eclectic style and beat has music for everyone and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Call 203-291-2170 or go to http://casememoriallibrary.org/events to make a reservation.