Hometown: Boulder, CO
Web site: http://meniskusband.com
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Meniskus has teamed up again with the Dave Matthews Band to join artists around the world including Willie Nelson, Matisyahu, and Ravi Shankar to celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Events are taking place around the world throughout the month of October, including Meniskus shows with German rockers "Dainty" in the US.
Meniskus has previously shared a bill with an amazingly wide array of artists including Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Roots and The Disco Biscuits - and their devoted following (and music) are just as diverse.
The unique dynamic of the band starts with a violin and a nylon-stringed guitar - both enhanced by a barrage of effects - and gets driven by an arsenal of percussion.
The music is informed by the extensive classical training of Wright and Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The three players weave all their diverse flavors into a cohesive, powerful and unique sound. The influences of classic rockers and jam bands, as well as the rhythms of Latin grooves and European house music have found new life in the music of Meniskus.
The canon of Meniskus music currently stands at nearly 60 original songs, with 12 of the best of those recorded on the band’s second full-length album, “Foreign Beyond.” With the guidance of Producer John McVey and the facilities of Coupe Studios (The Fray, Rose Hill Drive, DeVotchKa), the album's release is being supported through a video for the single “Letters,” as well as US and European tours. Meniskus has just returned to Coupe Studios to start work on a new album, expected to be released in Winter of 2009.
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