Luke Cissell’s versatility as a multi-instrumentalist and composer at the intersection of classical, bluegrass, and post-rock traditions has taken him from honky-tonks and rock clubs to symphony halls in the U.S. and abroad. His music has been described as “haunting and authentic … impossible to categorize but very easy to love,” (PopMatters) and noted for its “complex, often dizzying feel” and “aching beauty.” NewMusicUSA's Frank J. Oteri wrote “I can’t wait to hear more,” and WRTI has singled out Cissell’s “remarkable recording” and “accessible and compelling music” in naming his String Quintet a Top Ten Release of the Year. A Louisville, Kentucky native, Cissell was a fiddling champion at the age of eight and earned a degree in history from Princeton University before establishing himself as a musician and composer in New York City, cutting his teeth as a session player credited on albums by artists as diverse as Ingrid Michaelson and Philip Glass, while performing at many of the city’s cherished cultural institutions such as Carnegie Hall, CBGB, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center.   —Silver Squid Music   

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