Concerts & Events

Thursday, November 14, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

Kittel & Co.

with special guest Royal Wood

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000


Kittel & Co.

Called ‘one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation' by WGBH, Grammy Award nominated violinist and composer Jeremy Kittel's music inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic, and bluegrass aesthetics, and folk and jazz sensibilities. According to Bluegrass Situation, Kittel & Co. has “accomplished a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted chamber music.” Kittel & Co. includes mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named ‘the future of the mandolin' by Mandolin Magazine), genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand (a presidential scholar at Berklee College of Music), transcendent cellist Nathaniel Smith (as heard with Sarah Jarosz and Kacey Musgraves), and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (acclaimed for bringing a new tonal flexibility to the instrument). Kittel & Co.‘s most recent album, Whorls, is a dazzlingly original work, referring to patterns of spirals, an apt metaphor for the undulation between the outsize skills and free-spirited instincts that drive its sound. Premiering as #1 on the Billboard bluegrass charts, EarMilk calls the album ‘a gentle, genre-bending masterpiece.' As well as creating his own projects, Kittel composes and arranges for artists such as Abigail Washburn, Aoife O'Donovan, My Morning Jacket, Camera Obscura, Jars of Clay, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Laura Veirs, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which he was a member for five years). He has also recorded with artists such as Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Mark O'Connor and Mike Marshall.

https://jeremykittel.com/


Royal Wood

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Royal ceaselessly continues to evolve and hone his musical craft ‘” earning multiple JUNO Award nominations and the title of iTunes ‘Songwriter of the Year' along the way. Jumping between guitar, piano and ukulele, Royal ‘brings class and craft to his pop-rock stylings, delivering them with a rich and resonant voice' (CBC Music). Royal's latest release, Ever After the Farewell, is an ode to the classic styles of both Tin Pan Alley and Laurel Canyon. The album was influenced by the loss of his father and meeting the love of his life ‘” both in the course of a single year. That journey gave a new meaning to Royal's career, where creativity and performance will continue to shine and cultivate his trajectory, no matter where it leads. As the JUNO nomination committee says, Royal ‘continues to win each fan through the intimate connection only a truly great songwriter can make with his audience.'

“By himself, with a band, or as a duo, Royal Wood is one of the strongest contemporary pop-folk singers that there is.” -

https://royalwood.ca/