A new CD from pfMentum is out: Jim Connolly and The Gove County String Quartet:
Jim Connolly and The Gove County String Quartet
CD Release Concert
Jim Connolly and the Gove County String Quartet!
Friday 5/18 at 8pm
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
De La Guerra & Chapala St. at Paseo Nuevo Mall
tickets at the door, or reserve online at: Tickets
$18 general/$13 students+CAF members
“Puts serious compositional ideas and talent to work producing pleasure, and lots of it” -Santa Barbara Independent
This show celebrates the release of the Gove County String Quartet’s first CD release!
Joining bass player Connolly on stage will be Sally Barr (violin), Laura Hackstein (violin), and Kirsten Monke (viola). The show will also feature the marvelous Anna Abbey on vocals and piano, and a new series of pieces for saw and piano.
Connolly’s style has been characterized as “bringing together folk, chamber music improvisation, and a touch of something inordinately down-home to create some of the most loving, warm, and beautiful tunes”. Additionally acclaimed as a bassist, he performs in a variety of classical, jazz, folk, and free improvisation settings, with collaborators as varied as the Nate Birkey Quintet, Jeff Kaiser, Queen Mab, Michael Frey, The Plymouth Philharmonic, and Area 51. He has also won several local awards for his dance and theater music, with credits including Lit Moon Theater Company productions of Peer Gynt, Pinocchio, and Hamlet.
“oscillating between reflective and giddy stuff, with dollops of improvisatory anarchy …Connolly never forgets musicality, however light-headed things might get.” -Santa Barbara Independent