THE FAMILY CIRCUS BAND 2015 WEST COAST TOUR
“a unique hybrid of world music, art song, Americana and avant-garde folk; utterly ‘uncategorizable’ but always transcendentally beautiful."
-The Washington Post
From ancient monasteries in Armenia to music festivals in France, Germany & Switzerland, Bet Williams and John Hodian have been creating and performing music together for over 20 years. With the globe trotting world music ensemble “Epiphany Project”, the alt-rock-pop-blues based “Bet Williams Band” and the Armenian Based "Naghash Ensemble" the music these two artists create is a vast quilt of influences and inspirations.
The duo (originally from New York) settled in Berlin 5 years ago where they have built a cult following throughout Europe. Now Bet and John will be bringing music from all 3 of their bands to venues on the west coast of America for a series of intimate concerts. This American tour is particularly special as they will be performing with their 11 year old son Jack, on drums and percussion.
With influences ranging from Qawwali devotional songs to Appalachian Folk, acoustic blues and Tuvan throat singing, singer/songwriter Bet Williams uses her voice in an endless number of unusual ways. John Hodian’s piano playing features haunting melodies and intricate rhythms that reflect his Armenian roots, his formal composition training and a love for improvisation. Together their music is a blend of ancient and modern cultures and musical styles, but the earthy, trance-like rhythms and chant melodies make it seem strangely familiar.
The trio will be playing many songs from Bet's new CD "The 11th Hour" as well as new Epiphany Project songs and selections from John's Armenian Naghash Ensemble. Don't Miss it!!! Scroll down for dates.
Friday March 27 • Los Angeles, CA •
Sonafe 8134 Foothill Blvd. Sunland, CA
Special benefit Concert for The Haik Project
The HaikProject is a community non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families.
Tuesday March 31 • Ojai Valley School
special private concert
Thursday April 8 • Bend, Oregon • Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way • Bend, OR 97701
Admission is Free!
Friday April 10 • Portland, Oregon • Stone Barn Brandyworks
3315 Southeast 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
Saturday April 11 • Seattle WA • The Ernestine Anderson Place
2012 South Jackson St. Seattle
Admission is Free!
Sunday April 12 • Seattle WA (Woodinville) • Columbia Winery
Special AFTERNOON CONCERT 3:00pm!!
14030 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072
For more info 425-482-7490