photo by Jack Hirschorn

What happens when the grittiness of American Old Time fiddle music meets the ethereal sounds of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle? With this band, Brittany Haas and Dan Trueman share tunes that they've made over the last few years while trying to answer this question. Joining Britt and Dan are cellist Natalie Haas (Alasdair Fraser, Mark O'Connor), guitarist Jordan Tice, and bassist Corey DiMario (Crooked Still).

In the end, this isn't "cross-over" music, in spite of the initial premise; this is simply what happens when two radically different but adventurous musicians come together to see what they can do, no holds barred, and ask their friends to join in.

their new CD, CrissCross, was released in January 2012

(above photo by Jack Hirschorn)