Music Runs Through It Presents Sultans of String

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trio-sos-close-klThe next show in the Music Runs Through It series features Sultans of String on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at Corked Wine Bar and Tony’s Music Box.

Two-time Juno Award nominees and SiriusXM Award winners Sultans Of String will make a much anticipated stop at cultural hotspot Corked Wine Bar to release their new CD, Subcontinental Drift.

Known for spotlighting treasured special guests from around the world, including The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney on their last CD, Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west offering which honours the migrant journey. In light of the recent international conversation, Subcontinental Drift is a shimmering and much needed musical beacon of hope.

Ambassadors of musical diversity Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sound-tapestry of East Coast celtic, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while the rhythm section lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.

Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have been on an impressive trajectory with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow, including two Juno nominations, two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries). The band is led by 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian house (Makhoul) bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, Chris was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons.

At the core of the band’s sound is McKhool’s bold and fiery fiddle, melded seamlessly with founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm– together their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. Added to this rich foundation for the Corked Wine Bar performance is in-the-pocket bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk).

Upcoming shows at Corked Wine Bar:

Juanita Bourque – Thursday, February 4

Christine Campbell – Thursday, March 10

Jared Lutes – Thursday, April 14

Tim Walker – Thursday May 12

The Young Novelists – Wednesday, June 1

Sultans of Swing | January 29, 2016 | Corked Wine Bar | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $15 | More Info

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