New York-based quartet Sandcatchers was formed by guitarist and oud player, Yoshie Fruchter, in the corner at Cheryl’s, a soul food restaurant at Underhill Ave and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Given the opportunity for a weekly gig, Fruchter invited his friends, Canadians Myk Freedman (lap steel) and Michael Bates (double bass) to see what kind of music they could make together. Over the course of many weeks, a fresh sound emerged, a blend of the Middle Eastern trope of the oud with the dreamy, Americana-infused textures of the lap steel… a new project was born. With percussionist Tim Keiper, and featuring original music by Fruchter inspired both by maqam and the Appalachian trail, Sandcatchers is a beautiful collaboration of sound and souls.
Saturday 16 September, 5pm, Market Square Stage, free