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July 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Free – $15

Known collectively as Hawktail, Crooked Still’s fiddler Brittany Haas, Punch Brothers’ bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie combine their monstrous compositional and instrumental forces to create the energy behind its sound. Making their CLMF debut at Sherman’s this season, the instrumental bluegrass supergroup is a must see!

Encore Sessions: Hawktail

July 28, 2021 | 8:00pm
Sherman’s Park

Brittany Haas, fiddle
Paul Kowert, bass
Jordan Tice, guitar
Dominick Leslie, mandolin

Concert Sponsor: Ellen Freeman


*$15 Covered Pavilion
Free Lawn
*Tickets increase by $5 at the door



Pavilion seating will be in physically distanced pods of up to 2 and 4 people.

Pods are assigned upon entry into park with ticket and seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the CDC and New York State guidelines, we will continue to monitor, adapt, and communicate the guidelines to ensure a positive experience for the audience and performers.

About the Artist

Hawktail is the instrumental acoustic quartet of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Though at first glance it looks like an acoustic 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.

Each member of Hawktail brings a strong individuality to the project. Haas, whose 2004 self-titled release instantly became the touchstone for a generation of old-time fiddlers, has since lent her sound to Crooked Still, Live From Here, Steve Martin, and David Rawlings, where she played alongside Kowert, well known as the Grammy-winning Punch Brothers’ virtuosic bass player. Tice is a rare guitar player whose music showcases his unique identity and a particular knack for song and tune-writing, and Leslie is a versatile mandolinist whose rhythmic sensibility has made him ubiquitous on the acoustic music scene for over a decade. However, despite each of their ability to contribute to many musical situations, something special happens when they unite as Hawktail. Together, they have fostered a reputation as a rare ensemble of composers and instrumentalists able to take the listener on a journey, without the use of words.


July 28, 2021
8:00 pm
Free – $15


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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Caroga Arts Collective