Elixir is a high energy dance band that combines driving fiddle and guitar playing, and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a full horn section. Elixir performs tightly crafted music drawing on a wide range of styles and evoking a variety of moods. Elegant melodies evolve into raucous dixieland horn riffs; transcendent harmonies, playful improvisations, and rock, swing and reggae-inspired rhythms weave in and out of traditional and original Irish, French Canadian and New England tunes. Elixir is: Nils Fredland, trombone / vocals Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle / vocals Jesse Hazzard-Watkins, trumpet / vocals Anna Patton, clarinet / vocals Owen Morrison, guitar / foot percussion On the band's debut CD, Elixir has distilled it's powerful dance groove into a highly listenable format. Combining the raw energy of a honkin' horn section with some slick fiddling and absolutely awesome guitar licks, they've brewed a musical tincture they call Super Tonic. You'll hear some favorite dance tunes, a couple of waltzes, a tango, and a few other surprises. The band is joined by Will Patton on bass and mandolin, and Deb Patton on vocals and shaker.
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