9 Horses is Joseph Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Grammy-nominated Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio has a vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of 'folk art' and 'fine art.'
9 Horses was named the winning ensemble in the 2016 21CM LAUNCH: Emerging Artists competition. In the 2017-18 season 9 Horses will be in residency at the University of Arkansas Little Rock/ACANSA Festival, DePauw University, University of Colorado Mesa, University of Denver, Illinois State and Ball State. Their debut album Perfectest Herald is available on Sunnyside Records
Gates to this outdoor venue open one hour before show time. Table seating is available, or you may bring your own low-back chair for lawn seating. Picnics are welcome. Please be prepared for sunny conditions. Beer, wine and snacks available for purchase. Please see the Festival FAQ page for more information.