Live Music - Christiane and the Strays
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
When Christiane and The Strays joined forces in September 2014, they knew they had something special on their hands. They all grew up listening to various forms of bluegrass- Christiane was introduced early on to the music of Flatt & Scruggs, Josh drawing on mandolin influences of Sam Bush, Matt Flinner, John Reischman, and Adam Steffey overlaid on a musical backdrop of ’70’s heavy rockers like Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie, and Rachael traversing and blending old-time and bluegrass fiddle approaches on the 5-string with fluidity while providing bell-like vocal harmonies. Christiane and The Strays experiment with rhythms, volume and speed, and performing Christiane’s original songs, along with an array of often surprising covers, they’ve found that their varying musical backgrounds together result in an interesting and energetic chemistry.