When: Sun., April 12, 4 p.m. 2015
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards might take the stage with violins, cello and upright bass in hand, but don’t expect them to sound like a typical string quartet. Led by Cortese on the violin, the foursome’s imaginative string arrangements and vocal harmonies turn folk music on its head. The result is a sound steeped in classical training — Cortese is a Berklee College of Music alum — that incorporates elements of rock and even a hint of Cajun flavors. City Newspaper calls this adventurous approach “string-centric, ambient-minded fiddle pop.” Music lovers call it whatever they want.