"A bionic string band?" Fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass?" The Absynth Quintet purvey a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. "The band's sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic and often zany approach to innovation." There's something Django-esque, something distinctly Eastern European that saturates many of the songs, but always present is the foot-stomping influence of bluegrass roots.