With Generation Nation, Republic of Strings’ fiddle master Darol Anger, guitarist extraordinaire Scott Nygaard and young phenoms Rushad Eggleston (cello) and Brittany Haas (fiddle) manage, with graceful wit and energy, the difficult task of both looking back at the "New Acoustic Music" Anger helped to pioneer and looking forward to the infusion of a new generation of musicians. Drawing from a dazzling array of sources from Scandinavian string bands to Ornette Coleman to Aretha
Franklin to the group’s own members, it’s a set that documents an unprecedented intergenerational exchange with compelling musical textures, elegant solos and guest vocals from a stunningly diverse group of guests.
Featuring special guests Tristan Clarridge, Aoife O’Donovan, Marsha Genensky, Samson Griaman, Josh Pinkham, Terry Pinkham and Chris Webster.
"Darol Anger is the quintessential improvising violinist." - Dr. Bill Taylor, CBS Sunday Morning
"Nobody in the fiddle world has found himself on the front edge of progressive acoustic music as often as Darol Anger." - Fiddler Magazine
"Darol is one of those players who likes it when the music becomes indescribable. He benefits from not being pigeonholed. I have always loved Darol’s approach to music, the soulful qualities of his playing...an appreciation for the roots of things." - Mark O’Connor