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Stirrup - Merrimans' Playhouse

TICKET Information:
$10 Advanced
$12 Door
$5 Student (with ID).

Buy Tickets early, we have limited seating. Call to purchase tickets using a credit card. All ages show. Come early to get a good seat. Parking available at The Farmer's Market lot, along the treeline area. Light Refreshments available. Donations appreciated. You may bring your own refreshments.

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".... Their sounds are almost always anchored by subtle groove patterns and pulsing ostinatos, which are layered over with drawn out melodies and accumulations of electronic noises. Both their compositions and improvisational sensibilities strike a balance between avant garde sounds with a folk-lyricism." 
- The Comfort Station



Saturday, May 25, 2013
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00.

Merrimans' Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615

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Stirrup is Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, tenor guitar), Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums). The three first played together as “the shimmering rhythm section of the Horse’s Ha,” [Time Out Chicago] and decided to form their own trio in 2009 to explore deep grooves, moody harmonies, and extended structures. A true collective, all three write and arrange for the band.

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Fred Lonber-Holm to performan at Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Marek Lazer)

Nick Macri to performan at Merrimans' Playhouse

(photo by Gordon Pelligrinetti)

Charles Rumback to performan at Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Peter Gannushkin)

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The Artists

Fred Lonberg-Holm
cello, tenor guitar, electronics.

Fred Lonberg-Holm enjoys working with a wide variety of musicians in as many situations as possible. In addition to Stirrup, current and ongoing projects includ Seval, Friction Brothers (w/ Michael Colligan and Zerang), The Valentine Trio, The Boxhead Ensemble, ADA Trio (w/ Brötzmann and Nilssen-Love), VCDC, The Fast Citizen’s, Ballister, The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Joe McPhee’s Survival Unit III, as well as numerous one off projects. Improvisors he has worked with include Clare Cooper, Charlotte Hug, Andrea Neumann, Sofia Jernberg, Shelly Hirsch, Tomeka Reid, Michiyo Yagi, Carrie Shull, Carrie Biolo, Birgitte Uhler, Rachel Wadham, Mary Halvorson, Joelle Leandre, Joanne Powers, Zeena Parkins, Judy Dunaway, Lotte Anker, Katherine Young, Jessica Pavone as well as a number of guys.

He also leads a revolving cast large ensembles under the name Lightbox Orchestra. His extensive discography includes free improvised and free jazz recordings as well as new music, pop, rock and noise. 

Nick Macri

Bassist and Chicago native Nick Macri has careened in an out of various musical situations over the years from creative group settings and notable sideman gigs to theater work and solo excursions. He is/was a contributing member to many groups including instrumental explorers Euphone (Jade Tree) and Heroic Doses (SUB>POP), arty-pop quartet The Zincs (Thrill Jockey), the pastoral psych-folk of the Horse's Ha, and instrumental trio Stirrup. He has performed as a sideman and recorded sessions with a varied list of artists including Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), Ken Vandermark, Azita, Bobby Conn, Liz Phair, The Lonesome Organist, and Hector Zazou. 


Charles Rumback

Charles Rumback is a figure of the rich and varied Chicago music scene. Born and raised in Kansas, he moved to Chicago to study at the Chicago College of Performing Arts where he received a degree in Jazz Composition. Having co-led groups such as Leaves and Colorlist, he has recorded and toured regularly with projects such as Azita, the Horse's Ha, L'altra and Via Tania

Having released his first album as a leader on Clean Feed Records in 2009, his current projects include Colorlist, Leaf Bird and Stirrup. Charles' playing deals closely with the jazz tradition, yet he has worked closely with artists from a wide variety of backgrounds such as; Jason Ajemian, Asuna, Caroline Davis, Josh Eustis, John Hughes, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Matt Lux, Bill Mackay, Nick Macri, the Medium Necks, Ron Miles, Jeff Parker, Liz Payne, Jason Stein, John Tate and Greg Ward.



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