WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Big Farm is Steven Mackey, Rinde Eckert, Jason Treuting, and Mark Haanstra. It answers a call to each of these musicians to a place where the rules normative to the hard genres of music (classical, jazz, folk, pop, blues, and world, for example) are set aside. Under the banner of 'prog-rock' it becomes possible for the group to express the eclecticism of its members, a place where serious counterpoint can meet burlesque, earnestness meet abandon; a place where we can kick it or take it to tea, reflect, attack, mourn, dance, pray, or mock with ease or determination, joy or fervor, using any and all means necessary. This world is a big farm - lots of different crops, changing weather, livestock, and a duck pond for good measure.