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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Joe Troop (from Che Apalache)

  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $20
  • Genre: Bluegrass/Newgrass
  • Topical/Political
  • World Music

“If Woody Guthrie were singing now about the postal service, I think he’d chime in on Joe Troop’s ‘A Plea to the US Government to Fully Fund the Postal Service.’”

The Nation

Description

Please Note:  Proof of Vaccination is required for admission.  By purchasing a ticket you agree that you and your guests will comply with all laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by the State of Michigan, the County of Washtenaw and The Ark, including any guidelines in place at the time of the show. Attendees who do not comply will be asked to leave. Policies will be updated as circumstances and requirements change in our community. Please review The Ark’s current COVID-related information before attending a show. 

Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During his decade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he formed the group Che Apalache with three of his students. The band’s second album, Rearrange My Heart, was produced by legendary genre-bender, banjoist Béla Fleck and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made international touring all but impossible, forcing Che Apalache into hiatus.

Working in a style dubbed “latingrass,” Joe melds music from the Appalachian foothills with traditional soundscapes from across Latin American. He composes wry and well-traveled acoustic music, sung in English and Spanish. Wrenching old-time music into the world of contemporary global politics, Joe creates spaces for sympathy, solidarity, and a little humor. His new solo album featuring Charlie Hunter, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien and many more superb musicians will be released in late summer.

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Joe Troop (from Che Apalache)

Joe Troop | "Love Along the Way" | Western AF