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 Enions 5-year-old.
Gig: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14 Johns Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow