1092 Bethel Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Dinner Music Series
– Contemporary String Band –
Friday, January 26th 6:00pm
Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$100 per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.
In its early days, Twisted Pine hewed pretty close to its bluegrass origins, but over time the quartet has developed a unique, infectious style without limits. Moving beyond the standard verse-chorus-solo structure of traditional string bands, Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic instrumental setting.
Guitarist Rachel Sumner and fiddler Kathleen Parks share the vocal mic, forming a combination as charming as it is gutsy. Whether switching off leads or blending and bending their voices into unexpected harmonies, these front-women are a commanding presence. On her instrument, Parks is an insatiable risk-taker, seeking out exciting new improvisational territories. Mandolinist Dan Bui is a master of melody and drive, celebrated widely for his dexterous, tasteful picking. And bassist Chris Sartori holds down the low end and a lot more, introducing creative, jazz-inflected cadences that never overwhelm the beat.
But while it’s easy to celebrate each of the band members individually, Twisted Pine isn’t just a collection of talented musicians. It’s a unit that grooves together. Intricate arrangements of swelling, syncopated rhythm and precise instrumental interplay generate something big and vital: a thick landscape of sound built on an organic acoustic foundation. It’s a fitting context for original songs written with equal parts passion and intelligence, adding up to music that lies at the intersection of heartrending and heart-racing.
“Their live show is already legendary for the band’s unbridled spirit and contagious energy,” says Jim Olsen, president of the innovative folk label Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow). It’s no wonder the International Bluegrass Music Association nominated Twisted Pine for its 2015 Momentum Award, which recognizes exceptional up-and-coming acts.
Twisted Pine will be releasing its debut album at Green River Festival, July 14, 2017, and touring through 2017 across the United States. Check out Twisted Pine on tour and see why Olsen calls it “the most exciting new roots band to emerge from the New England scene in quite some time.”
Columbus’ most intimate
Dinner Music Experience!
Hosted in our upstairs private room
Unlike other “background music” venues,
we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you
please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.
You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.
Mussels, Shrimp & Israeli Couscous
in Saffron Aspic with Beluga Lentil Mousseline
Roasted Chilean Sea Bass
Onion and Mushroom Veal Jus, Salsify Tempura and Tomato Fondue
Cajun Duck Breast “Au Sautoir” a l’Orange
Celery Root Flan, Potato Sarladaise
Galeux D’Eysines Pumpkin Tarte
with Plum and Armagnac in Sugar Crust, Vanilla Sauce
The menu changes for each Dinner Music Event.
This is a set menu served for the event, however we are able to make adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.
Phone reservations required – No online reservations
Please call 614-451-9774
Special Four-Course Dinner with Live Performance
100. per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
*Seating is limited to the first 38 guests
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