FestivaLink.net presents The Greencards at Philadelphia Folk Festival, PA 8/19/07
When speed doesn't kill, it can thrill, and the lightning-strike success of The Greencards has been decidedly of the latter variety. To be them is to be on a rocket ship disguised as a touring van, on a highway where there are no speed limits. Four short years ago, a green card was an immigration document. Now The Greencards are an acoustic music phenomenon that's played around the world, headlined major festivals, won awards, and toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
The Greencards pull all this off with musical super-conductivity, a whirling dervish attack, a respect for tradition, and a zest for innovation. They fit into history on a line that connects Fairport Convention to New Grass Revival to Patty Griffin, but they remain vibrantly independent, mingling discipline and daring in exquisite balance. They're nice folks who still admire their heroes as much as they did before their heroes admired them.
Carol Young (vocals, bass)
Kym Warner (vocals, mandolin)
Eamon McLoughlin (vocals, violin, viola)
Andy Falco (acoustic guitar)
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