71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The group began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire, curating an authentic blend of genres they call “Latingrass”. The group’s founder is fiddler Joe Troop, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and composer from North Carolina who moved to Argentina in 2010. While carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-timey music-making for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar), and Martin Bobrik (mandolin) – his band mates and most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and have been hitting stages throughout South America and the United States ever since. In 2017, they garnered first place in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.
This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.