MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite was originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. The work, composed by Golden Hornet Artistic Director Graham Reynolds, merges instrumental country music and western soundtracks with a power jazz rhythm section, a classic string quartet, all alongside horns. In total, a fourteen member ensemble featuring legendary country guitarist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard), fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane, and ever-smiling pedal steel player Ricky Davis (Dale Watson).
We hope you'll join us for a taste of the project during the four weeks of FREE workshopping performances at LIVE AT DIVE this August! This workshop performance provides an intimate, laid-back, and raucous concert featuring Redd Volkaert on Guitar, Ricky Davis on Pedal Steel, Utah Hamrick on Bass, Jeremy Bruch on Drums, and Golden Hornet Artistic Director Graham Reynolds on Keys.
This event is supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Department.