'Traditional American Chamber Music' From Darol Anger, Emy Phelps And The Furies

Feb 22, 2018

Over forty years ago, as part of the David Grisman Quintet, multi-instrumentalist Darol Anger became a young founding father of "Dawg Grass," an influential melding of bluegrass, newgrass, classical and jazz. He has continued breaking musical ground ever since, with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Montreux, Fiddlers Four, Psychograss, the Republic of Strings, Mike Marshall,  Barbara Higbie, Scott Nygaard, Phil Aaberg and many others. He's a professor at the Berklee College of Music and an instructor at fiddle camps around the world.

Darol Anger returned to “Musician's Spotlight” in 2017, putting his fiddling to the service of song with his current project, The Furies, showcasing the songs of Emy Phelps.

"My emphasis is on making music accessible to everyone, to make it inviting and fun, and to have children and adults want to participate," says Phelps. "I hope people are humming before the end of the song."

Hum along with Darol Anger  and Emy Phleps on this episode of "Musician's Spotlight."

(Broadcast: "Musician's Spotlight,"  2/22/18 and 7/19/18. Listen on the radio Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., or via podcast.)