November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, November 4, 2022
7:30 p.m. | Chamber Hall
Hazmat Modine plays the kind of blues one might have found in a barrelhouse in New Orleans, had the city been built on the Black Sea. The band is driven by harmonicas, tuba, drums, guitars, banjo and a full horn section. Guests play such exotic instruments as the Romanian cimbalom, the banjitar, and the claviola.
Frontman Wade Schuman has the appropriately throaty voice of someone who has both hopped freight trains and collaborated with the Throat Singers of Tuva. For the past eight years, the band has toured in over 40 countries worldwide. They have collaborated and performed with a vast range of artists including Bombino, Kronos Quartet, Cat Empire, the Gangbe Brass Band from Benin, and Natalie Merchant.
(“Hazmat” is a portmanteau of “hazardous material” and “Modine” is the name of a company that manufactures commercial heaters but may be used to refer to the heater itself.)