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Marshall, Mike & Darol Anger, Chiaroscuro

This re-release and re-mastering of Mike Marshall and Darol Anger’s Chiaroscuro Windham Hill Records recording (1985) shines a light on two of the architects of today’s New Acoustic music movement: Mandolinist Mike Marshall and Violinist Darol Anger. Chiaroscuro CD set the stage for many developments that the American string band format has since gone on to create. Darol and Mike’s recording output and collaborations over that past 35 years reads like a who’s-who of string instruments in the world today. From Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Bruce Molsky, to the Turtle Island Quartet, Psychograss, Vasen, and Hamilton de Holanda to name a few. But it was this recording that in many ways paved the way for the next 30 years of acoustic music, creating some of the most adventurous blending of new and old sounds that had never been heard before.