FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 24, 2012
WHO: Sultans of String, Can Folk Music Award winners & JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees
WHERE: Infinity Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk CT
WHEN: Thursday, December 20th, 8pm
INFO/TIX: $20/$30 866-666-6306
BAND LINKS: http://www.sultansofstring.com
Fiery world-jazz string super-group, Sultans of String, whose new revved up CD, MOVE, just garnered the group the prestigious CFMA World Group of the Year, returns to headline Infinity Hall December 20th, after their wildly successful debut opening there for Livingston Taylor!
The band’s 3rd CD can only be thought of as a perfect hat-trick, presenting, once again, an exhilarating celebration of world music styles.
“North America is a real meeting place of musical influences from around the world” says bandleader/violinist Chris McKhool. “At the same time, as a band we try to tell uniquely North American stories, putting forth our vision of the world as one family.”
From the east coast’s Sable Island with its breathtaking wild horses, to the west coast calls of Luna the Whale, or from the silk road through Spain & the Middle East to the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, Sultans of String take audiences on a spell-binding sonic journey.
Seamlessly traversing diverse themes of heart, place and tradition, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.
Since their formation only 5 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, from their debut CD, “Luna”, and 2nd offering, “Yalla Yalla!”, both hitting # 1 on world/international music charts in Canada, to “Yalla Yalla’s!” triple CFMA nomination, winning Instrumental Group of the Year in 2009.
In the past 2 years alone, they’ve acquired a JUNO nomination, 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, placed as finalists for two 2011 International Independent Music Awards and won this year’s Festivals & Events Ontario-Entertainer of The Year Award and the CFMA’s World Group of the Year.
The latest good news is that The Chieftains have invited the Sultans to open for them this coming spring in Connecticut—exciting times for this hardworking indie band!
“Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (Pavlo), guitar czar Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook, guested on tour with The Chieftains) and bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk).
• 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners – World Group of the Year
• 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Instrumental Group of the Year
• 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Pushing The Boundaries
• 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Producer of the Year (Chris McKhool)
• 2012 Festivals & Events-Entertainer of The Year
• 2011 Ontario Contact – Artist of the Year
• 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental
• 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – Instrumental Album
• 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – World Beat Album
• 2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist – Instrumental
• 2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist – World Music
• 2010 JUNO Nominees – “Instrumental Album of the Year”
• 2010 International Songwriting Contest 1st Place Winners – Instrumental
• 2010 Indie Awards Nominees – Favorite World Artist/Group
• 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award winner – Instrumental Group of the Year
• 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Ensemble of the Year
• 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Pushing The Boundaries
• 2008 International Songwriting Competition winner – Instrumental
• 2008 Festivals and Events Ontario- Best Variety Act
• 2008 International Independent Music Awards Finalists – Best World Fusion Song
• 2008 Canadian Independent Music Awards Finalists- Favorite World Music Band
• 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees – Instrumental Group of the Year
• 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Song
• 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award winner- Best Instrumental