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Tim Eriksen '88 and the Trio de Pumpkintown

Reunion Weekend 2013

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Tim Eriksen '88 (Cold Mountain) is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from the Eastern Seaboard. Tim is joined by Peter Irvine ’87 on percussion and Zoë Darrow (MHC ’12) on fiddle. Much of the Trio’s music comes from the imaginary Pumpkintown’s diverse early inhabitants: Yankees, Africans, Native Americans, Irish, Scottish and Germans. Also influential are the sounds of the cotton trade, which brought many of the town’s youth to Southern India via Zanzibar and back. “Among the world's finest folk practitioners” - Toronto Star. Presented by the Class of 1988.

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