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Tangled Up In Blue Performing on the Mendocino Coast

 

Yale’s Oldest Folk Music Singing Group

The nationally known Yale undergraduate folk music singing group, Tangled Up in Blue, is coming to the North Coast.

Tangled Up In Blue was founded fifteen years ago by folk musician and Yale graduate Nerissa Nields and since then has performed alongside such musicians as Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and Odetta. Their co-ed group of fifteen undergrads sings a large variety of folk music, ranging from old Irish ballads to early American spirituals to the 1960′s folk of Bob Dylan, the Band, and CSN(Y). They perform original, four-part vocal arrangements with their own instrumental accompaniment, which over the years has included guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, flute and drum. They hold auditions for new members in the fall, and, while some members have had significant experience in choruses and other musical groups, others just grew up singing in the shower, where choral arrangements are more difficult. Their concerts have become famous on the Yale campus because of their informality and their improvisation; they give their audience both a jam session to listen to and songs to which they can sing along. Although they perform most of their concerts in and around New Haven, they do travel for a week-long tour every spring. Recent trips have taken TUIB to Oregon, Washington, California, Vermont, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington D.C, New Orleans, and, most recently, North Carolina. TUIB has also recorded four albums to date.

The Tangled Up In Blue Group will be performing this benefit concert, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the Mendocino Art Center on Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 pm., at the Little River Inn Abalone Room. Tickets $15 or phone 707-937-5818 X 10.

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