The Absynth Quintet

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The Absynth Quintet melds the familiar and the avant-garde with a unique and provocative palette of tone and texture. This is street corner swing with a sense of humor, bluegrass with foot stomping danceability, intertwined with playful forays into the depths of sophisticated musical experimentation.

The Eugene Weekly places the sound "somewhere along the spectrum of acoustic-improvisational-gypsy-jazz...plucky and tight à la David Grisman" with "a dash of Eastern European exoticism that puts you in a smoky, understated hash bar kind of mood". They make music that is equally appropriate for sit down shows at theatres or rocking Friday night dance club parties, "we work where the visceral and the cerebral meet, we eat rice" is how Mandolinist Chris "Bird" Jowaisas put it. Recent performances had the band sharing the stage with such acts as Vince Herman, Thamusement, Vagabond Opera, David Grisman Quintet, Peter Rowan and Hot Buttered Rum.

The Absynth Quintet's latest release Indigo Shoes has been receiving raving reviews. Kevlar Mariachi Pants is a live CD recorded fall of 2006. The Arcata Eye said "...listening to KMP is akin to being served an exotic meal (or mind altering beverage) one could never hope to replicate at home. You have to go out for this kind of stuff. Delicious". The CD is out now on Sidenote records and available at music stores and itunes.

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