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Acclaimed band booked for Lake George

LAKE GEORGE - The local Summer Concert Series continues Wednesday evening July 14 in Shepard Park with the award-winning acoustic band, Crooked Still from Boston.

A self-styled alternative bluegrass band, Crooked Still consists of vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, banjo player Gregory Liszt, bassist Corey DiMario, cellist Tristan Clarridge and fiddler Brittany Haas.

The group known for their high energy, technical skill, unusual instrumentation and innovative acoustic style, according to John Strong, director of the Lake George Arts Project which books acts for the summer concerts.

Crooked Still was praised by the Boston Globe as "the most important folk group to emerge from Boston since the early 1960s."

The group has headlined concerts throughout the U.S. at colleges and festivals including Telluride and the Newport Folk Festival. They have received rave reviews from publications like USA Today and Interview Magazine.

The group plays improvised old-time music, bluegrass, folk and their own songs with modern and traditional influences.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Shepard Park amphitheater. For details on the concert series, contact the Arts Project at 668-2616 or: email@lakegeorgearts.org or at: www.lakegeorgearts.org

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