In the world of music we call Americana,
the voice of the classic troubadour is something we long for. The
minstrel calling to us about humanity. This is Keith Greeninger and
Dayan Kai. More often solo artists. Together they meld their musical
stories providing a picture that is larger than life.
now lives back in his beloved Hawaii, so these two do not get to play
together often. But we were greeted with exciting news just before
finalizing this concert. Keith has let us know that Dayan
will be joining him for their return to Música Del Río. It has been
five years, as in too long, since we heard them together. And they will
be together here on January 20. We trust you will join us in welcoming
them back to our home.
Kai was born without sight, but not without soul. A student of music
since the age of two, the diversity of his musical skill and background
offers a truly full palette. He has studied mandolin with Dave Grisman
and trumpet with Ray Brown. His five solo albums include works of folk,
jazz and world music.
list of instruments Dayan plays could take up all the space we have
here. From piano, accordion and guitar (acoustic, electric and
resophonic) to banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and trombone; we can never be
sure what Dayan will show up with and play.
Greeninger brings a very unpretentious style to powerful stories
needing to be told. He took his hammer to Nicaragua in the 1980’s to
help build schools and homes for the people displaced by the Contra war.
His nights in Central America were spent listening and learning the
stories and music of the compesinos he worked with.
to San Francisco Keith brought introspective song writing to his work
with the trio known as City Folk. With City Folk, touring solo and with
Dayan, Keith has made a difference everywhere he offers his music.
and Dayan will be sharing many songs with us at Música Del Río. Songs
from their duo album Make It Rain are only a small part of what they
have in store for us. Please join us in welcoming their return to
Música Del Río.