When: Sun., March 16, 4-6 p.m. 2014
Appalachian ballads? Check. Bruce Springsteen-inspired bluegrass? Check. New Orleans grooves? Check. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem bring all three to the stage — and then some. Drawing from more than 150 years of musical influences, the New England-based group the Boston Herald deems “one of America’s most inventive string bands” meld four-part harmonies with accomplished instrumentation. Refusing to adhere to a specific genre, these seasoned performers find inspiration in roots music that spans from Doc Watson to the Funky Meters. This openness to a diverse musical catalog lends itself to original tunes that include folk-pop, funk-gospel and more.