World Music has produced some unlikely and wonderful instrumental marriages, but few are as strange and beautiful as Yoshie Fruchter's oud and Myk Freedman's lap steel guitar. Add bassist Michael Bates and drummer Tim Keiper and you've got Sandcatchers. The band couldn't be any tighter, and bandleader Fruchter's tunes are as adventurous as they are exotic. It's not surprising to find that Fruchter works with John Zorn's Tzadik Records and is a key player on New York's experimental music scene.
Sandcatchers will perform Thursday, October 26, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 8 p.m. $15; $10 students. 271-3354; bopshop.com.