In Studio: Bee Eaters 11-2-11

Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. /

It's not classical. It's not celtic. It's not bluegrass. What is it?


Raised in Burnt Ranch, California, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge have long impressed local music fans as prodigous fiddle kids. You might have seen them as kids, perhaps winning the Annie & Mary Fiddle Contest or busking at Wildberries.

Now based in Boston and joined by hammered dulcimer prodigy Simon Chrisman, the Bee Eaters share company with the likes of Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Natalie MacMaster, and other heavy hitters in the new American string movement.

Tristan Clarridge (absent from this performance) also plays with the acclaimed stringband Crooked Still