Eight Point Star (Band)

Biography:

Eight Point Star is a New River Valley-Roanoke collective gathered around old-time and improvisational fiddler Mike Gangloff and bluesy fingerstyle guitarist Matt Peyton that draws on traditional and international roots to create a sound all their own.

With hardanger fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, banjos, gongs, singing bowls and lots more, this is a mostly acoustic sound, but with Matt's theremin and other electronics occasionally rising to the surface sometimes from the Golden Age jazz or Great American Songbook classics that Cara grew up singing, sometimes from the urgent, raw blues that Matt has pursued and sometimes from pure, free improvisation aimed at creating an in-the-moment symphony. This is extended Appalachian music with a story of its own to tell.

Solid, bluesy fingerstyle guitar and soaring, scratchy hardanger fiddle combine for duo explorations; a search for beauty.

Links:
Facebook Link for Eight Point Star

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Upcoming Events:
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2021 Newport Jamboree featuring Eight Point Star and Laura Beth & Clover Hollow
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Newport Community Park
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Family Friendly, Music
2021 Market Square Jam with host band Eight Point Star
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Market Square Park
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Music