When: Sat., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. 2016
In 1883, a gun-slinging gal named Belle Starr was convicted of horse theft, securing a spot in outlaw folklore. Moved by the Bandit Queen’s rebellious spirit, Stephanie Cadman, Kendel Carson and Miranda Mulholland adopted her name for their fiery fiddle trio. Like its namesake, the Canadian threesome has a penchant for pushing boundaries. While rooted in old-time folk and country traditions, the women infuse their tunes with a distinctly modern twist, even including a Bruce Springsteen number on 2015’s Belle Starr. Cadman, a champion step dancer, does double duty, providing the rhythm section when the boot-tapping triad takes the stage at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.