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http://www.dromedarymusic.com/tour-main.html, Georgia, USA

http://www.dromedarymusic.com/tour-main.html, Georgia, USA

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“Their compositional craft approaches flawlessness. Dromedary brings together pre-existing traditions to create something unique -- a world music style that's unapologetically American.” --Creative Loafing, ATL - --Creative Loafing, ATL


“Dromedary puts a new spin on the world music sound… Recommended for fans of finely-crafted music, no matter where it hails from.” -- Seven Days *, VT - -- Seven Days *, VT


Andrew Reissiger and Rob McMaken don't resort to flashy displays of virtuosity. They let strong melodies and intricate arrangements speak out their mastery of the instrument. Listeners may be somewhere in Central America or around the Mediterranean Sea, sitting around a gypsy campfire or with a caravan of Bedouins.

Francois Couture All Music Guide (4 stars)
- Francois Couture All Music Guide (4 stars)


They strum, pluck and weave gorgeous, delicate sounds out of the charango, Appalachian dulcimer, mandolin, guitars and the cumbus…beautifully crafted stuff.

William Bloomhuff Global Rhythm (NYC)
- William Bloomhuff Global Rhythm (NYC)


Dromedary proves to be an incredible team of musicians; virtuosos who focus their skills on the music rather than showing off. The result is a gorgeous, globe-trotting experience

Monica Arrington Southeastern Performer
- Monica Arrington Southeastern Performer


There is such an innate connection at work here that the effect is intoxicating. They have transformed folk that is as old as the hills -- made it new and fresh again through their exuberant playing.

Daniel Arizona Splendidezine
- Daniel Arizona - Splendidezine


Discography

Dromedary Quartet - 2006 Release
Jonathan Byrd & Dromedary -- The Sea and the Sky - 2005
Dromedary - Live From the Make Believe - 2003
Dromedary - Artifact - 2001

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“Dromedary puts a new spin on the world music sound… Recommended for fans of finely-crafted music, no matter where it hails from.” -- Seven Days, VT

“Their compositional craft approaches flawlessness. Dromedary brings together pre-existing traditions to create something unique -- a world music style that's unapologetically American.” -- Creative Loafing, ATL

With their fourth full-length release, the multi-instrumental duo Dromedary reveals an entirely new band: Dromedary Quartet. While their initial releases featured the interplay of two acoustic instruments exploring a variety of the world’s music – from Portuguese to Appalachian to Eastern European, North African, and even some Radiohead – Dromedary Quartet expands these boundaries of both improvisation and composition. If it was difficult to choose a genre for Dromedary before (World/Jazz/Folk/Acoustic/Chamber), it is even harder to classify Dromedary Quartet, though their music – assisted by drummer Jeff Reilly and bassist Neal Fountain – is likely to reach an even larger audience with its strong grooves and larger sound.

Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA

“It’s 21st century ethnic party music,” said one fan, “imagine Medeski, Martin, and Wood infiltrated by a band of gypsies.” As audiences across the country have become more and more interested in the sounds of international acts like Mali’s Ali Farka Toure and Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club, Dromedary Quartet responds with a new form of music. This music weaves its way in and out of traditional ethnic string band textures with all the fluidity and spontaneity of jazz. Dromedary Quartet’s performances are hypnotic and spontaneous like a great jazz show, yet imaginative, earthy, and transcendent like many world music performances.

As a duo, Dromedary (Andrew Reissiger and Rob McMaken) has toured the USA and Europe extensively, “cruising through a veritable history of folk music with overwhelming musical talent and dizzying fretboard mastery.*” They’ve released 3 intimate records featuring the Bolivian charango, European mandolin, Turkish cumbus, Appalachian dulcimer, and Spanish guitar, and have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Mountain Stage. Though only an instrumental duo, presenters around the country have found Dromedary’s show worthy of being on the bill with everybody from jam-band Sound Tribe Sector 9 to jazzman Dave Douglas, Cuban master Barberito Torres, and bluegrass’s Jerry Douglas. With the addition of a world-class rhythm section (featuring bassist Neal Fountain and percussionist Jeff Reilly), Dromedary Quartet is now a full-fledged band with a life, sound, and album all its own.

Photos, info, Mp3s at: www.dromedarymusic.com/home.html