K-12 In-School Performances

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

“THIS QUARTET HAS A RARE GIFT FOR FASHIONING HIP, SLEEK SOUNDS FROM THE SOLID CLOTH OF VINTAGE AMERICAN MUSIC.”
The Boston Globe
“RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM DIG DEEP INTO THEIR COLLECTIVE SOULS, FINDING JOY IN THE MOMENT, PEACE IN THE HARMONIES, AND RAPTURE IN THE RHYTHMIC DRIVE.”
Hartford Courant
“BURSTING WITH FUN AND EXUBERANCE, TIGHT SOUND AND SPIRIT…”
All Music Guide
“ ...SOME OF THE MOST SOUL-LIFTING SONGS YOU'LL HEAR IN YOUR LIFE...PURE MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN THESE FOUR MUSICIANS PLAY TOGETHER.”
No Depression

Watch

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Keep it in Mind
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Will Your House be Blessed

Listen

Crossing the Bar (Tennyson/Arbo) Crossing the Bar (Tennyson/Arbo)
Turtle Dove (Trad.) Turtle Dove (Trad.)
I'll Fly Away (Trad.) I'll Fly Away (Trad.)
Will Your House Be Blessed? (Spencer) Will Your House Be Blessed? (Spencer)
Heart With No Companion (Cohen) Heart With No Companion (Cohen)
Excerpts from the program - Wintersong
Down Among the Bushes Down Among the Bushes
I Saw Three Ships I Saw Three Ships
Children Go Children Go
Hot Buttered Rum Hot Buttered Rum

Ranky Tanky! - Touring 16-17


In this participatory school and family show, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem play from their award-winning family CD, Ranky Tanky! The Boston Herald hails them as "One of America's most inventive string bands," and they deliver with a rollicking ride through American musical history, from 200-year-old Georgia Sea Island tunes to Texas swing, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, the Funky Meters, Cat Stevens and more. Armed with voices, hands, strings, boxes and tin cans, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem prove that people have never needed fancy instruments to make music — and that when we do it together, it's magic. With bass, fiddle, guitar, ukulele, banjo and the 100% recycled "Drumship Enterprise," this fun-loving band gets parents and kids dancing the Wig Walk (and more), making up lyrics, shouting out responses, clapping along, and discovering just how much music they have in their bones.