Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m. — Davis Concert Hall
Expanding on the boundaries of what an indie-folk band can be, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards take their extensive string music background and add their knowledge of folk and roots music to create an edgy pop sensibility. With music that is by turns toe-tapping, soulful and hopeful, Cortese and her band offer up a stunning lesson in all the ways string instruments can be played – bowed, plucked, percussive.
Cortese’s work encourages self-examination and personal discovery, work that is necessary to sustain the energy needed to keep striving, to connect, and to continue to make our complicated world a better place. Sink into the harmonies and let the music wash over you, then step out into the world with your back a little straighter and your heart a little softer.
“Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards create a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for innovation in folk music.” – PopMatters
“This is unpredictable music that follows its own rules and is all the better for it.” – Folk Radio (UK)