On Friday, September 27th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Denmark Arts Center presents: Ari & Mia. Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.
“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive, and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” - No Depression Journal of Roots Music
Since 2008 the sisters have toured all across the U.S and Australia and are both graduates of New England Conservatory's cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department. They've opened for Cheryl Wheeler, performed alongside Sarah Jarosz, and played at venues such as Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Club Passim, the Parlor Room, New Bedford Folk Festival, and Jordan Hall. Both are award winning songwriters.
“Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance. Treading the edges of traditional folk in a more faithful manner, they share the lyrical wizardry of 70’s bands Steeleye Span, Tir na-Nog, and the Incredible String Band, with searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys. The sisters sing in unison like two violins,” continues No Depression on the review of their most recent release, Out of Stone. Their two previous albums, Land on Shore and Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts and the duo anticipates the release of a brand new album at the end of 2018. The Denmark Arts Center is located at 50 West Main Street (Rte. 160) in the beautiful hamlet of Denmark, only 30 minutes from North Conway, New Hampshire and one hour from Portland and Lewiston, Maine. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit www.DenmarkArts.org or call the Denmark Arts Center box office at (207) 452-2412.