Douglas Detrick’s ensemble Little One and cellist Anna Fritz perform live at The Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th Ave. Sunday, March 4 at 8 pm. There is no cover at the door
Detrick has years of experience as a jazz trumpet player and composer with Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble and though his clawhammer banjo songs are suitable for front porch pickin, his quartet, Little One, blends early folk, jazz, and chamber music. The quartet’s unconventional instrumentation – Detrick on clawhammer banjo, voice, and trumpet, William Seiji Marsh on guitar, Kyleen King on viola, and Andy Rayborn on bass clarinet – allows the group to access a variety of timbres and sound. See douglasdetrick.com/portfolio/little-one.
Fritz began as a classical cellist. Through her work with Portland Cello Project to dozens of recording sessions with bands like My Morning Jacket, the Decemberists, and First Aid Kit, she flies her flag far from the classical milieu she was trained in.
A solo artist and activist to the core, Fritz strums the cello like a guitar, playing melodies with the bow as she uses the voice of this alchemical combination to sing her originals about spirit, gender, justice, and connection to the land, harnessing the power of acoustic storytelling and accompanied by her impeccable cello tone. See annafritz.com.