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CANASTA
http://www.canastamusic.com
ROCK - PopRock/Mainstream
Chicago, IL

Living amongst the immense musical talent in a city like Chicago is eternally inspiring. But standing apart from the crowd can be a never]ending challenge. So Canasta came together in early 2002 when six friends joined forces and augmented the standard rock set]up with piano, violin, keyboard and trombone, in an effort to craft a more ambitious strain of majestic, ultra]melodic, orchestral pop. Canasta songs are nothing if not eclectic; youfll hear everything from bouncy, horn]spiked ditties and sweeping, heart-breaking epics to moody, country]tinged narratives and rollicking, guitar]driven anthems. But whatfs constant is an emphasis on sophisticated songwriting, dramatic dynamics and meticulous orchestration that has won them comparisons to Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, Sufjan Stevens and Wilco. Canasta has performed for sizeable audiences all over the country, including stops at the SXSW Festival (Austi
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CANASTA IS:
Matt Priest - vocals/bass
Elizabeth Lindau - violin/vocals
Jeremy Beckford - guitars
Ryan Tracy - keyboad/piano/bass
Brian Palmieri - drums
Sarah Kneebone - piano/keyboards/guitars
CANASTA IS INFLUENCED BY:
Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, The Decemberists, The New Pornographers, Sufjan Stevens and Wilco.
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