Information about featured musicians at the 2018 Living Lightly Fair will be available shortly. Check back soon!
As you wait for this year’s information, check out performers from previous years:
“…an engaging, perceptive songwriter – highly literate, subtly nuanced and inventive while retaining a traditionalist’s love for classic country, folk and bluegrass…” David Coonce, The Herald Times, Bloominton, IN
Tim Grimm is a native Hoosier. In addition to writing music and performing around the world, Grimm has also appeared in several film and TV projects. Learn more at timgrimm.com
Salaam has delighted audiences for years with its expansive repertoire of Middle Eastern and North African music. Salaam is true to the traditions, informing the uninitiated, and evoking nostalgia in listeners who are familiar with the art form. What sets Salaam apart is the versatility of its musicians, whose deep knowledge of Eastern and Western styles gives them the flexibility to move effortlessly between genres. The sound, while rooted in maqam (the modal system used throughout the Middle East), infuses tasteful forays into jazz, rock, blues, classical and avant garde. Salaam, whose name means peace in Arabic, is a musical ambassador for peaceful coexistence.
Since its founding in 1993, Salaam members have performed with international artists including Grammy Award winner, Youssou N’Dour, Real World recording artists The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Smithsonian recording artist Rahim AlHaj, Moroccan Gnawa musician Hassan Hakmoun, Iraqi Maqam masters Hamid El-Saadi and Farida, Turkish multi-instrumentalist Emin S. Sağbaş, Egyptian trumpeter Sami El-Bably, Azerbaijani kemanche player Munis Sharifov and others.
Living Lightly welcomes Tonos Triad of Indianapolis as this year’s featured music artist. The band draw upon varied influences, from gypsy swing to eerie waltz, that create an eclectic style they somewhat facetiously call “jazzpop/Eurofolk.” Their acoustic instrumental sound is created by classical guitar, upright bass, accordion, mandolin and their trademark suitcase/cardboard box drumkit.
The trio – Aaron Ransdell, Rod Schindler, and Luke Stanley – make this promise: “If you don’t like one of our songs, just wait a few minutes and we’ll play something completely different.”