Time for Song
Tiger Rising consists of two accomplished musicians living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Stephen Cline, and Andy Rising perform principally on guitar and cello, but also play a wide range of other instruments and together have developed unique and original blends of acoustic music. Because the musicians come out of varied backgrounds (classical, rock, folk, religious, Celtic, to name a few), the mixing of styles was the duo's immediate focus for creative exploration. Each of the members composes, so the starting point of each tune originates in the genres that that player knows best, and then morphs with the additions. Sometimes the experiments follow the incorporation of an unusual instrument, like the 12 string laud that Stephen found hanging on a recording studio wall and then used for a folk type ballad. Or it might be one of Andy's songs written for one of the harps he plays: the 23 string and the 10 string King David's harp. And sometimes they perform with the addition of a percussionist. As one might imagine, Tiger Rising has a tough time answering the inevitable question: What kind of music do you play? Someone once suggested it be called Chamber Folk...which may be as accurate a classification as possible. Whatever it's labeled, it's lovely stuff. Tiger Rising's new CD, Time for Song, is just out. It and their first album, The Shore Calls the Sea (with percussionist Jessica Marcus), can be purchased at performances, local shops, or such online sources as itunes, digstation and cdbaby. Besides larger venues, Tiger Rising also enjoys performing in the more intimate settings of House Concerts. They have just recently completed a successful tour of the Pacific Northwest where they played many such concerts. For booking information or CD sales, contact them at (808) 896-5297, or 990-2989, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.