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National Public Radio favorites Al and Emily Cantrell cast a magical spell with their airy, joyful acoustic songs. Emily sings in a fluid, jazzy style reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, while husband Al plays off his wife's Martin guitar with spirited fiddling and a dazzling mandolin technique. "Emily simply has a beautiful voice - a velvety, expressive, rich soprano in a class with the best artists", says Bluegrass Unlimited. Her partnership with fiddle champion Al has led to concerts in 39 states and Canada. Their 4 CDs include the talents of Bela Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas and members of Riders in the Sky. 


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National public radio favorites THE CANTRELLS will bring their "hot picking and smooth harmonizing" to ______________. The duo presents original acoustic folk and bluegrass music, with occasional detours into Celtic, western swing and traditional American tunes. 



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Al and Emily Cantrell cast a magical spell with their airy, joyful acoustic songs. Emily Cantrell sings in a fluid, jazzy style reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, while husband Al plays off his wife's Martin guitar with spirited fiddling and a dazzling mandolin technique -- his music weaves through her words as if the two were locked together in an intuitive dance. The duo's fine albums feature Emily's original folk and bluegrass music, with occasional detours into Celtic and traditional American tunes. 



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Emily Cantrell has drawn from her childhood on a Tennessee cotton farm and her love of the Great American West to write original songs in a variety of traditional styles. "Emily simply has a beautiful voice - a velvety, expressive, rich soprano in a class with the best artists", says Bluegrass Unlimited. Her partnership with fiddle champion Al Cantrell since 1985 has led to 4 CDs, concerts in 39 states and Canada. Their CDs feature Emily's songs as well as folk and bluegrass classics, with help from some of Nashville's finest, including Bela Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas and members of Riders in the Sky. 


"Emily can just flat out sing and Al's a fiddler's fiddler." - THE TENNESSEAN, Nashville 



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When Robert Redford was directing the movie "A River Runs Through It," he chose The Cantrells to perform on camera, with Al on fiddle and Emily on guitar. The Cantrells will bring their original songs, fiddle tunes, bluegrass, western swing, and jazz standards to ___(venue)_________. 


"She sings like an angel, he plays like the devil." -Nashville TENNESSEAN"