Che Apalache | The Bullpen | Clubs & Concerts, Dine & Listen | Indy Week
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When: Fri., July 20, 8:30 p.m. 2018
Price: Free

Bill Monroe, the Kentucky-born mandolin player generally regarded as the father of bluegrass, probably couldn't have imagined that the style he pioneered would find popularity throughout the United States and around the world. But what happens when the American South meets South America? The Buenos Aires-based band Ché Apalache makes for a fascinating case study for this question with what it calls "latingrass." Led by Winston-Salem native Joe Troop, the band's other members hail from Mexico and Argentina, and together they perform traditional music from North and South America with the usual bluegrass suspects—banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and acoustic guitar. Their efforts are an unending delight, from their dizzying take on Flatt & Scruggs's "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" to the charming, playful swing of "Cambalache." Opening act Los Angeles de Hidalgo offers a style of traditional music from northeast Mexico known as huasteco. —Allison Hussey



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