Rollicking chamber-folk adventure touches off in Annisquam


Chamber Roots, a series of musical conversations curated by violinist and composer Scott Moore, returns to the Annisquam Village Church Saturday evening, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.  A reception with the artists will follow the performance.

Chamber Roots: Return of the Wayfaring Stranger is described as “a globetrotting sonic romp.” Strings and voices weave a compelling tapestry of fiery fiddle tunes, forlorn love ballads, and chilling accounts of wayward woe.  Virtuosity, sensitive musicianship, and compelling original ideas combine in a dynamic process of genre-bending musical exploration—from the hills and hollers of Appalachia to continental oddities by turns surly and sultry, to the playful and plaintive strains of Celtic and Scandinavian folk, to newly-composed works by members of the ensemble.

Moore, a Kentucky native in his second year as Artist-in-Residence at the Village Church, is joined by a versatile cast of capable colleagues: Erica
Pisaturo (violin), and the Clements Brothers, George (guitar) and Charles (double bass).

“We’ve each spent many years traveling the world playing music—from Carnegie and Symphony Hall, to premier festivals—Greyfox, Big Ears, and Rockygrass—to tours of China, Australia, Europe, the Middle East. And here we all are living in Lanesville,” said the band. “Fantastic!”