The Crooked Jades at Sweetwater Music Hall
The Crooked Jades at Sweetwater Music Hall The Crooked Jades are so excited to announce we are finally back in the studio making progress on our 9th and up coming album. Projected early spring release 2018. About the Band: For the last 20 years The Crooked Jades have traveled countless miles across 4 continents, 10 countries, and as many festivals to bring you 8 critically acclaimed albums including Worlds On Fire (chosen by Sean Penn for the soundtrack of Oscar--nominated film Into The Wild) and Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait - the soundtrack to the award--winning PBS documentary of the same name, two albums co-produced by alt-country's Richard Buckner and was a featured artist on KQED arts program SPARK. And most recently the band continues to explore new frontiers in their collaboration with the critically- acclaimed New York modern dance choreographer Kate Weare and Company. An unprecedented partnership of modern dance paired with old-time music dramatized the cyclical nature of human experience with piercing, powerful choreography and fiery, soulful live music. "Bright Land" Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with Kazor's vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre--radio music. With this old -time foundation, the band has created a unique sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Filtering these old-world sounds with universal and ancient themes through a post-9/11 lens, they seek to make sense of the future, reaffirming the importance of connecting to our roots in a time of intense digital connection. Writes Bluegrass Unlimited, "Chords in unexpected places, out of this world harmonies, and some of the most powerfully-arranged material I've ever encountered."