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Ryan Cavanaugh & No Man's Land, Hindugrass 

When: Fri., Feb. 11, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $10

Ryan Cavanaugh might have made his mark hawking his banjo skills at Merlefest, Rockygrass and the like, but it's his love of jazz that has defined his career. After perfecting his five-string skills and releasing a bluegrass record, Cavanaugh has spent the past four years floating around the international jazz circuit with lauded saxophonist Bill Evans. After a few tours, some studio time with Béla Fleck and Sam Bush, and a wealth of practice delving into Evans' hybrid jazz/bluegrass style, he had the desire to try it on his own. These days, Cavanaugh has assembled his own swarthy crew of collaborators: the band No Man's Land. The boys of No Man's Land take a fairly typical instrument roster (banjo, bass, keys, drums, horns) and create an atypical fusion. Joining is Durham's Hindugrass, a group that takes the amalgamative possibilities of bluegrass to a new level by fusing the folk music of southeastern America with that of northern India. The payoff is rhythmically complex and richly diverse. —Ashley Melzer

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