Soundtrack to "Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait" an award-winning documentary film by Patrick Donohew which follows the lives of seven sisters who grew up in Kentucky in the 1930s and 1940s, tracing their stories as they move from the family farm in the Appalachian mountains to the big city of Lexington below.
The Crooked Jades are on a mission to reinvent old-world music for a modern age,
pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances.
Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, they bring their driving dance tunes and haunting ballads
to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe.
Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, beautiful original compositions, inspired arrangements
and eclectic instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with band leader and founder Jeff Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-radio music. With this old-time foundation, the band has created the unique Crooked Jades sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of
the European and African immigrants who came to the new world. Filtering these old-world sounds with
universal and ancient themes through a post 9/11 lens they seek to make sense of the future.
They call this old-world music.
A blend of West and East Coast pickers with equal parts attitude and respect,
The Crooked Jades are unlike any other old-time band, performing with a thrilling energy
that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from
the New Lost City Ramblers and The Pogues to Gillian Welch and Tom Waits.
This album features the original lineup of The Crooked Jades : Jeff Kazor (guitars/vocals), Lisa Berman (Hawaiian slide/dobro/guitar/vocals), Tom Lucas (banjos/organ/guitar/bass/vocals), Dan Lynn (bass)
and Erik Pearson (banjo/guitar). Special guests include Bill Foss on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, banjo-ukulele and bass, Martha Hawthorne on vocals, guitar & bass, and Chris Kee on Arco bass.
The Crooked Jades have 4 critically-acclaimed CDs including "The Unfortunate Rake Volume 1" and "The Unfortunate Rake, Vol. 2: Yellow Mercury" co-produced by alt-country’s Richard Buckner.
2004’s self-titled 5 song-EP foreshadows the brand new CD expected in February 2006.
Old-Time Is Not A Crime. www.crookedjades.com
For more info. on the film go to www.sourmashfilms.com