Vivian Li Debut Goes Eclectic-acoustic

July 8, 2014 5:05 PM

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Vivian Li Debut Goes Eclectic-acoustic

The mandolinist-composer Vivian Li thrives between bluegrass and classical music. No two genres are more hard-set in their ways, but Li and her Pickled Campers apply heat to tradition and the walls come tumbling down; the result is Li's promising debut, Growing in the Cracks.

Li's music was performed for the first time at Carnegie Hall last January. On record, her sound is country-fried or it is cosmopolitan. "Fiddle McGriddle," "Grit," "Lasagna Sky," and "Golden Apple" are down-home ditties, tongue-twisters for fretting fingers; they sound rural and proud of it. By cont...

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