dr. caterwaul’s cadre of

clairvoyant claptraps

february 12th


Milford Arts Council is excited to announce a new offering at the MAC. Featuring fresh, upcoming artists, the MAC’s Emerging Artist Series is a general admission, casual, affordable offering to the community. All shows are just $5 in advance and $10 at door. First come, first serve. 

Dr Caderwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps: A Night of Eclectic World Music & Eclectic World Beer

…playing music from around the world and across a variety of styles, from American folk to Colombian cumbias to Argentinian tangos to Ethiopian jazz to original compositions and using it as a launching pad for improvisations that never lose their sense of groove.

Based in New Haven, CT, the five-piece—Chris Cretella on guitar, Adam Matlock on accordion and vocals, Michael Paolucci on drums, Brian Slattery on violin, banjo, trombone and vocals, and Mike Tepper on bass—has opened for Xenia Rubinos, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and the Krar Collective (from Ethiopia). 

Together, they have put on evenings of songs by Kurt Weill and Ennio Morricone and performed back-to-back sold-out sets of music from Twin Peaks. All along, they work up original material by Matlock under his own songwriting project, An Historic. Apart, they have toured the country and ventured into Europe, performing everything from Appalachian fiddle to funk and reggae to experimental new music.

Always curious, always ready to try new music, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps moves from genre to genre with a style that’s all its own. Enjoy a night of emerging music in “the sweetest little venue along the Connecticut shoreline.” 

Speakeasy Lounge will be open for concessions. ID required. NO BYOB for this performance.

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