01 Jan Darol Anger
Violinist, fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with several path-breaking ensembles. With the jazz-oriented Turtle Island String Quartet, Anger developed and popularized new techniques for playing contemporary music styles on stringed instruments. The virtuosic “Chambergrass” groups, Darol Anger’s Republic Of Strings, Psychograss and the long-lived Anger-Marshall Duo feature his compositions and arrangements. Additionally, his Grammy-nomimated folk-jazz group Montreux was the original musical model for the New Adult Contemporary radio format. The renown David Grisman Quintet forged a new genre of acoustic string band music with Darol’s “fertile inventiveness, surprising touches and technical mastery” (Boston Herald) often in the forefront.