With Special Guest MarBrisa
Corn Potato String Band
The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.
The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.
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MarBrisa is a Detroit based singer-songwriter who developed her musical craft in Central America. She spent 2 years living in Guatemala, which was her school for learning music and where she first started performing live.
Her first album, Brisa Del Mar, explores the fusion of these Latin folk influences and soulful blues. MarBrisa’s love for world music is reflected in her record, blending a mix of instruments from Bolivia, Africa, and Peru. She toured around Central America beginning in 2016, and recently went to Cuba for a musical study program of Cuban guitar and voice. MarBrisa feels that music tells a story and ignites an emotion.