April Verch Bigger Band ~ performing "Big Eared Mule" at the renowned folk music venue "The Ark" in Ann Arbor, MI ~ April 2014.
The April Verch Bigger Band is a natural extension of the full-time trio (featuring April Verch, Cody Walters & Hayes Griffin), adding Ben Winship on mandolin & bouzouki, and Ivan Rosenberg on dobro & clawhammer banjo. Add these stellar collaborators to April's trio and you have as talented, dynamic, creative (and a whole bunch of other adjectives) an ensemble as had ever trod the boards. Given their deep roots in tradition and their individual expressive abilities, this is an ensemble that celebrates and explores roots music in a most refreshing and respectful way.
Video: Andrew Bee