Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Scrimshaw Ensemble

July’s uncertainty music series featured Ben Shilrley(guitar) and the Scrimshaw Ensemble: Nathan Bontrager on cello, Adam Matlock on accordion, Anne Rhodes voice, & Carl Testa on bass. The group performed a set of Ben’s original music followed by improvisational sets for duets. The group concluded the night by a piece for quintet written by Ben.… Continue reading Ben Shirley and the Scrimshaw Ensemble at The Uncertainty Music Series

Broadcloth & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

Broadcloth trio performed at John Slade Ely House in New Haven, CT last Friday with a set of their improvised music. Broadcloth trio is: Anne Rhodes, vocals Nathan Bontrager, Cello & Adam Matlock, accordion They played 4 pieces of their music Con Ahinco In Stitches Sharpie Suite Folk Song The entire performance may be watched… Continue reading Broadcloth & Prehistoric Horse At John Slade Ely House

Broadcloth makes it to The Stone in Alphabet City, NYC

My Cello teacher’s trio,Broadcloth, has made it to “The Stone” described by many as “ A not for profit space for the Experimental and Avant-Garde”. Its location in Alphabet city talks a ton about its vitality and dedication to up and new musicians. Broadcloth is: Anne Rhodes on Voice, Nathan Bontrager on Cello and Adam… Continue reading Broadcloth makes it to The Stone in Alphabet City, NYC