On the Beat: TaarkaHometown: Lyons, Colo.
Genre: Folk, bluegrass, gypsy-jazz
Bio: Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep Americana…”
Members: Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals). They enjoy a rotating cast of musician friends, including Troy Robey on bass.
Latest album: “Adventures in Vagabondia,” a gumbo of genres ranging from Bartok to Django Reinhardt to Gillian Welch to Bill Monroe.
Unusual fact: Taarka often has a special guest in tow — David and Enion’s 5-year-old.
Gig: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14 John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow