Acoustic Nomads is an atypical string quartet of young superstars on the rise in the New England acoustic music scene, uniting their diverse musical backgrounds to create a uniquely Pan-American musical experience. The group’s repertoire interweaves music from Venezuelan, Appalachian, Peruvian, Argentinean, Brazilian, and American Jazz sources, connecting these threads with beautiful original melodies, rhythmic grooves, and playful, lyrical improvisation between the musicians.
It’s a musical potluck – everyone brings something to the table, and before you know it you have a feast with friends!
Listeners may recognize the musicians in the group from other projects: Ethan Setiawan, mandolinist with Cornerhouse and Louise Bichan’s projects and 2014 National Mandolin Champion: Clara Chisholm, fiddler and Acoustic Music Seminar Alumnus (2018, 2019); Maurizio Fiore Salas, Venezuelan cuatrist and guitarist and prolific composer; and Noah Harrington, award-winning jazz performer, composer, educator, and sometime bassist with Lindsay Foote, The Ruta Beggars, and Alisa Amador of Tiny Desk Fame.
Acoustic Nomads’ mission in presenting “Around The World” is to bring attention not only to the diversity within American music, but to the common threads that bind us all together as people. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable show!