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The Faux Paws

December 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm

$25

The Faux Paws
Fri – Dec 1, 2023 – 7:00pm EDT
From raging fiddle tunes, to saxophone solos and unrequited love songs, the music of The Faux Paws would be hard to pin down with standard genre descriptions. The trio’s contagious groove, and feel-good melting pot folk music has been honed over ten years of playing together, and is the sound of three close friends (two of which happen to be brothers), who feel a musical kinship that transcends any stylistic limitations. Now, after nearly a decade of music making, the bi-coastal trio are releasing their self-titled debut album “The Faux Paws”

Brothers Andrew and Noah Van Norstrand grew up playing contra dance music with their musician mother in the band Great Bear. Chris Miller grew up in Florida, and he was enamored with bluegrass, and studied jazz before going on to play with GRAMMY nominated Cajun-country band The Revelers. Since meeting in 2012, the trio have toured across North America several times, sometimes under the name The Faux Paws, sometimes as part of other larger ensembles. But due to their commitments to other bands and musical projects, the timing was never right to focus on making The Faux Paws a priority. Instead, they took their time learning about different styles of music from one another, and finding where their interests and skills could create unexpected and exciting new sounds. “I love super glossy pop music, and Chris is always pushing more of a jazz influence” says Noah.. “But we all have a strong background in dance music, so almost everything we do has rhythm and groove, and is based around hook and feel”.

It may have taken The Faux Paws ten years to make their debut album, but those years have clearly not gone to waste. Now, with an experimental but cohesive vision, the trio brings together seemingly unrelated musical elements into one joyful and distinctive collection, deeply rooted in the raw humanity of folk dance and music traditions.

It may have taken The Faux Paws ten years to make their debut album, but those years have clearly not gone to waste. Now, with an experimental but cohesive vision, the trio brings together seemingly unrelated musical elements into one joyful and distinctive collection, deeply rooted in the raw humanity of folk dance and music traditions.

PRESS:

“…a compelling blend of traditional music virtuosity and driving dancehall rhythms alongside progressive instrumentation and improvisation” – Kara Kundert, Bluegrass Pride

“There’s so much that’s straightforwardly eccentric about The Faux Paws on paper that the contrast between sounds and sensibilities relaxes into a logical whole. The three have carved out a unique character in a genre where distinguishing oneself is a surprisingly difficult task. Considerable musical talent…they’re undoubtedly good. Whatever first impression the trio makes on paper, they make a better one with this record.” – Andy Crump, No Depression

A truly unique ensemble with such style, flair and soul that it’ll make you do a double take. – Brian Carroll, Red Line Roots

“[The Faux Paws] play an interesting mix of bluegrass and folk music, with elements of jazz and other roots music styles thrown in…[‘Guacmaster’] launches as a tasty mandolin number before Miller’s sax leads the guys off in a different direction. An amusing and clever take on the fiddle tune tradition.” – Bluegrass Today

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Date:
December 1, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$25
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https://artistreevt.org/artistree-events

Organizer

Artistree Commuity Arts Center
Phone
802-457-3500
Email
info@artistreevt.org
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Creative Zone
3CVT Zone (Orange and Windsor Counties)

Venue

Artistree Community Arts Center
2095 Pomfret Rd
South Pomfret, 05067
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Phone
8024573500
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