Matt and Tom Turino

Matt Turino grew up playing old-time and Cajun fiddle tunes with his father Tom, a clawhammer banjo player and button accordionist. Tom has also studied music in, and has played the music of India on vina, of Peru on kena and charango, of Mexico on guitar and vihuela, and of Zimbabwe on mbira. As a family tradition, Matt and Tom enjoy composing new tunes that they consider an extension of old-time music, but listeners often comment on the Cajun-influenced rhythms, and the chord progressions often do not fit the old-timey mold.