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Victoria Djangofest presents: Jaron Freeman-Fox and the opposite of everything, Fish & Bird

Tue. July 15th 2014 900 - 1230 Copper Owl (No Minors) 900 - 1230
Embarking on their 4th annual cross-Canada excursion, "eclectic and archly eccentric virtuosos" Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything return to Victoria for the first time since their torrential Victoria Jazz Festival Centennial Square show, now joined by Victoria's own mighty Quinn Bachand!

Sharing the night are BC's stringband superheros FISH&BIRD, who will shred & mend your hearts simultaneously with young Ashton's alchemizing voicebox, Iredale's four-dimentional fiddling, and an overall band of ecstatic exorcism.

After a decade of cross-polination between these two bands, this is the first time they've managed to squeeze on to the same bill, and will be a party we shan't soon forget!

July 15th - 8PM
The Copper Owl
1900 Douglas Street

$15 at the door

Jaron Freeman-Fox - violin
John Williams - clarinet
Dan Stadnicki - drums
Quinn Bachand - guitar
Ian Da Souza - bass

Full list of Canadian & European festival dates here:

“Extraordinary album….veers happily from traditional Indian raga riffs to Celticreels to suave Latin jazz before arriving at — wait for it — “People Are Strange,” where the Doors’ vintage hit is reconfigured into a free-flowing New Orleans jazz jam.” - TORONTO STAR

“Hard to describe, impossible to categorise, but essential for anyone with a taste for the weird or fanciful in fiddle music.” - FOLKWORLD.EU

"His flawless playing will make you want to dance, it will put you into a deep trance, it might even make you feel like splitting at the seams. The small audience at the bar that night was transported to a whole range of cultures through Jaron’s ability to shift entirely from one style of folk to the next." - INDIE MUSIC MACHINE

“Freeman-Fox is an iconoclast. The style of the band almost defies description, incorporating Celtic/bluegrass/East Indian/classical/jazz/klezmer. …they can really get out there and party down, like a fiddling Frank Zappa or Sun Ra and his Arkestra, changing pace and styles on a dime but always with consummate musicality" - PENGUIN EGGS

“The late, great boundary-pushing violinist Oliver Schroer is no longer with us. Ashley MacIsaac went right off his rocker long ago. And so here comes s–t-hot fiddle fiend Freeman-Fox (who indeed was mentored by Schroer) to extract smoke from his bow while tearing through genres from Yiddish, Irish, Acadian, Roma and ragtime to anything else he finds in his travels, including various shades of jazz and prog rock — and even some Mongolian throat singing for good measure." - THE WATERLOO RECORD

Fish & Bird

Fish & Bird are Taylor Ashton and Adam Gray, though not necessarily in that order. These tunesmiths hail from the west coast of Canada and compose melodious concoctions steeped in folk, brewed in the dense coniferous backwoods of their strange minds. Between them, they play banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and even guitar. They are currently ... more info
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