Hand Picked: Hawktail & Väsen


Date & Time

Sunday, September 22 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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$40 General Admission


505 West 4th St. Bloomington, IN


Bloomington Roots

121 E. Kirkwood Ave. Suite 300, IN


Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic group comprised of fiddler Brittany Haas (Crooked Still, Dave Rawlings Machine), bassist Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine), and guitarist Jordan Tice. Though at first glance Hawktail looks like a superpicker side-project, their all-original music is cohesive and unique, distinguishing them as an ensemble with a sound built from the ground up. Flush with orchestral sweeps and sparse vigils, with strains of the American South and the North Atlantic, this cosmopolitan sound is not what you’d expect from a string band.

Väsen hails from Uppsala, Sweden and is a perennial favorite at the Lotus World Music Festival, leading Bloomington to name a street after the group and the band to name an album after the street: Väsen Street. Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa) and Mikael Marin (viola) will perform on this tour as a duo and together in collaboration with Hawktail for a set not to be missed.

Doors at 6:30pm

Ticket Info:
Will-call will be available for pick up at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater box office until 4pm on Saturday, 9/21. The day before the show. After that, will-call will be available for pick up at the venue the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts (505 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404) when doors open for the event.If not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the venue. Cash and card will be accepted.

About Hand Picked:

The Hand Picked music series is a series of concerts located at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. Located in the Fourth and Rogers neighborhood, this historic building offers beautiful acoustics and a truly intimate experience seating up to 160. The 505 Theater at FAR has been carefully restored and designed with live performance in mind, the large vaulted ceilings and 12-foot glass garage doors provide a venue unlike any other you will find in Bloomington.