Tarantella draws its personality from a mixture of different locales and cultures, which include the streets of Denver, the tarantella dance and traditions of Italy and the passion and flamboyance of Argentina. The music is very similar to the Western-traditional-American-folk-rock (i.e. unclassifiable) now coming out of Colorado. Their distinctive arrangements are a consequence of Kal Cahoone’s experiences. She grew up in California and Colorado and while living in Argentina, married a well-known instrumentalist and composer in Buenos Aires.
The remainder of the band is made up of guitarist John Rumley, violin player Kelly O’Dea, bass fiddle player Dan Jon Grandbois, drummer Chad Johnson, and guitarist and recording engineer ‘Big Bad Bob’ Ferbrache. The disc was released on former Dead Kennedy’s front-man Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles Records.
* The Alternative One