Colorado-based trio Meniskus has been on a streak lately, starting with warming up the crowd for First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign rally, and now partnering up with some big names for an upcoming show at The Walnut Room.
Meniskus is joining Sir Elton John, Itzhak Perlman, Herbie Hancock, R.E.M., Alison Krauss, Matisyahu, Ravi Shankar and other musicians around the world for Daniel Pearl World Music Days to honor the legacy of journalist/musician Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan shortly after 9/11. Since World Music Days’ inception in 2002, participating performers have given concerts in over 100 countries. This year, Meniskus will bring their “rock nouveau” sound, featuring the violin and Spanish guitar, to The Walnut Room on October 8th for a concert event also featuring performances from John Beacher and Slopeside.
Meniskus has also recently begun selling their latest CD, “LIVE” – recorded right here at The Walnut Room – at Whole Foods Market as part of a pilot program to sell music in the retailer. Drummer Cris Ryt noted that the band is “really looking forward to coming back to the scene of the crime. We’ve had a great reaction to the ‘LIVE at The Walnut Room’ album from old fans, and from new fans who are just discovering us through the Whole Foods program. This next show is going to be especially great, since we get to do it with our old friend Beacher and with Slopeside.”
“Meniskus – LIVE At The Walnut Room” is part of the pilot program to offer local music in Whole Foods. It started at Whole Foods Market Tamarac with a live kickoff concert event, and the Meniskus disc is the top seller in the program.
Check out the video and live recording of Meniskus performing Brigade live at The Walnut Room: