credit: Nathan Russell, You Are My True

Invoke - The Trace

Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical...but not not classical”, bowed and fretted acoustic quartet invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. invoke weaves all of these traditions together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group. Equally at home in a collaborative setting, invoke has performed with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Enso Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. invoke’s 2015 debut release “Souls in the Mud” features original works composed by and for the group, and the group’s recording credits appear on bassist/composer Ethan Foote’s “Fields Burning”, singer/songwriter Marian McLaughlin’s “Spirit House”, jazz/soul singer Rochelle Rice’s EP “Wonder”, and more.

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Genre: Folk
Subgenre: Classical
From: Austin, TX