Taarka brings "masterfully deep Americana" to Moscow

click to enlarge David and Enion Pelta-Tiller. - BUCKLESWEET MEDIA
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David and Enion Pelta-Tiller.

On the Beat: Taarka

Hometown: Lyons, Colo.

Genre: Folk, bluegrass, gypsy-jazz

Bio: Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep Americana...”

Members: Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals). They enjoy a rotating cast of musician friends, including Troy Robey on bass.

Latest album: “Adventures in Vagabondia,” a gumbo of genres ranging from Bartok to Django Reinhardt to Gillian Welch to Bill Monroe.

Unusual fact: Taarka often has a special guest in tow — David and Enion’s 5-year-old.

Gig: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14 John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow

Online: www.taarka.com

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