Sol & Kiel Give Concert and Raise Money for Columbus House Inc.
Hamden, CT Performance EP Sales Will Benefit Connecticut Organization for the Homeless
Boston based ensemble Sol & Kiel invite you to an evening of eclectic multi-instrumental songs and compositions. Throughout their existence, the group has partnered with local causes to raise money and awareness for those in need. For their show at the Outer Space, Sol & Kiel are donating all the proceeds from their EP “There Is No Easy Way From the Earth to the Stars” to Columbus House Inc. of Southern Connecticut.
Sol & Kiel’s music is a highly crafted space in which song, instrumental composition, and improvisation coexist. Roaming through various musical landscapes, the ensemble performs on acoustic instruments from all over the world including Malian balafon, Navajo flute, Ugandan adungu, and a plethora of percussion instruments. The group also draws heavily from western folk traditions including avant-garde jazz, fiddle music, and American songcraft. Long time friends and collaborators Tobey LaRoche and Michael Harrist created Sol & Kiel in the fall of 2011. LaRoche has opened for Anais Mitchell and is the son of the late flautist and multi-instrumentalist Ken LaRoche, founder of the world music ensemble Do’a, Michael has opened for Deerhoof and Dengue Fever and toured the U.S. and Europe with the new music ensemble Capillary Action and the gypsy jazz group Ameranouche. For their February 4th show, the group will feature singer songwriter and fiddler phenom Jesse Hanson.
Columbus House, a 501c3, not-for-profit organization, offers a broad array of programs and services for the homeless of Southern Connecticut. Michael and Tobey strongly believe that music exists to serve something greater than itself and hold Sol & Kiel to its highest potential in healing those within and without the concert walls. As it gets bitterly cold outside, let’s not forget our brothers and sisters on the streets.
Sol & Kiel plays the Outer Space on Monday February 4th. The Outer Space is a music venue and craft beer bar located at 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT.
WEBSITE / MUSIC: http://solandkielbandcamp.com