Dirtwire performed their first Chicago performance to comfortably full house of anticipating fans.
On one of Chicago's record cold winter nights fans braved the elements for Dirtwire anticipating a unique musical journey and a night of dancing. Self described as the back porch of Americana's future, this trio fluidly bridged a stunning array of beats, rhythms, ambient, melodies and percussive instrumentation into original compositions that defy conventional labels. Donning a shadowy western vibe, this is clearly not dad's folk music. Pepper in blues, bluegrass and folk with African and all other indigenous modalities for that matter, we have here something so original and superbly executed that any definite categories fall short by a wide margin.
Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Stellamara), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia) the performance took the audience to a "mysterious crossroads". Armed with a laptop, six string bango, electric violin, dobro-style guitar, harmonica, jaw harps, custom steel floor toms, a one-string upright bass, Bolo, African thumb piano and a host of other exotic instruments, this music paints such a textured landscape one gets drawn in and lost in the layers.
Highlights in their set was the latest release "Shish Kabob" and "The Well", a collaboration with Rising Appalachia along.