Carson City Brewery Arts Center to present The Crooked Jades Saturday

The Crooked Jades compares its sound to that of The Pogues, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

The Crooked Jades compares its sound to that of The Pogues, Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

A bluegrass band whose mission is to reinvent old-world music for modern audiences is visiting Carson City’s Brewery Art Center on Saturday.

Known for its obscure repertoire, original compositions and vintage arrangements, The Crooked Jades began with band leader and founder Jeff Kazor’s vision to revive the sounds of pre-radio music. Kazor started the band in 1994 from a kitchen jam session in San Francisco. The band created its sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. It plays traditional folk venues and concert halls across the United States and Europe.

The band’s lineup includes: Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman and Erik Pearson, who are often joined by Charlie Rose and Rose Sinclair. Adjunct members of the group are Leah Abramson; Megan Adie; Jennie Benford; Elise Engelberg; Genessa Kealoha; Tom Lucas; Stephanie Prausnitz; Josh Rabie; Adam Tanner; and Sophie Vitells. Members play an assortment of instruments, from slide guitar and ukulele to banjo and harmonium.

The concert is part of Bluegrass and Strings, a monthly series put on by the Brewery Arts Center and Traditional American Music Project that gives local and out-of-town musicians a chance to showcase their traditional American music talent.

The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the MHJ Black Bock Theater, 449 W. King St.

Tickets cost $15 for general admission; $10 for BAC members; and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Breweryarts.org or in the BAC’s Artisan Store at 449 W. King St.

For more information, call the Brewery Arts Center office at 775-883-1976.

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