ROCK - PopRock/Mainstream
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; youfll hear everything from bouncy, horn]spiked ditties and sweeping, heart-breaking epics to moody, country]tinged narratives and rollicking, guitar]driven anthems. But whatfs 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