Rench at the Purple Fiddle Saturday, March 4 8:30 pm to 11 pm. $12 cover
A mixture of Bluegrass and hip-hop!
Rench is an Emmy nominated, billboard charting musician and producer based in Brooklyn. He has been combining country and hip-hop sounds for more than a decade, including solo material and projects like Gangstagrass.
Rench has licensed music to MTV, ESPN, FX network, History Channel, A&E network, and many film and tv programs, including the Emmy nominated theme music to the FX network series “Justified”
“Rench’s vision has a toehold on a racy, improbable hybrid.” -No Depression
“Gangstagrass adeptly layers rap lyrics over strong emotional accents from the instruments, something most DJs can’t take advantage of when sampling electronica music. You can hear it in “Nobody Gonna Miss Me;” the skillful slide on the guitar and winsome lines from the fiddle fill in the background of the rap with a bluesy, remorseful tone.” – Mother Jones Magazine
“A mixture of bluegrass and hip-hop that might repel some purists on either side of the country-and-rap divide, but will knock the socks off just about everybody else.” – Wall Street Journal