American Patchwork Quartet
Featuring Falu (vocal), Clay Ross (vocal/guitar), Clarence Penn (drums) and Yasushi Nakamura (bass)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024 at 8:00PM
VENUE Berlind Theater
Run Time 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission
Reclaiming the immigrant soul of American Roots Music
Comprising four Americans from different cultural backgrounds, the American Patchwork Quartet are activists as well as artists, striving to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration, performing a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs made new with creative arrangements, drawing connections between the nation’s contemporary culture and its immigrant roots. Led by Grammy-winning vocalist Falu, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, 3x Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, and highly acclaimed and sought-after bassist Yasushi Nakamura, APQ breathes new life into the folk canon, accepting accountability for the future of a country both hospitable and hostile towards those that believe most fervently in its dreams of equality.