About the Band
TELLTALE CROSSING electrifies with its fusion of eclectic musical influences and internationally acclaimed performers. Vocalists Cristi Catt and Daniela Tošić, founding members of famed early music ensemble, Tapestry (“an ensemble that plants haunting vibrations, old and new, in our ears,” Cleveland Plain Dealer), thread timeless melodies with the hypnotic avant-grooves only percussionist Taki Masuko of The Horse Flies (“a band that’s earned a buzz… swirling, addictive songs that blend tradition with invention,” Rolling Stone) can make. TElltale Corssing routinely collaborates with an extraordinary cast of rotating characters, including clawhammer banjo master Richie Stearns (The HorseFlies, Natalie Merchant, Riche and Rosie), bassist Corey DiMario (Crooked Still), multi-instrumentalist Peter Dodge (The HorseFlies), among others.
Percussionist Taki Masuko left Japan in 1979 to study improvisation and global folk music at the New England Conservatory. A much-lauded performer, dance accompanist, teacher, and music & movement clinician, Taki’s passion for twisting time and blending the old and borrowed with the bold and new fuels his international solo performances and collaborations with The Horse Flies (MCA, Rounder, PestControl), Tapestry, the Zamir Chorale, and Hakidame ni Tsuru, among others. www.takimasuko.com
Soprano Cristi Catt has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America as a soloist and with Tapestry. The L.A.Times declared Catt’s “stunning solo excursions” both “radiant and exciting, while The Boston Globe deemed her voice “bright and inviting,” She has recorded for Telarc International, Erato/ Time Warner German Label, MDG, and independent labels, and teaches at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. www.cristicatt.com
Belgrade native mezzo-soprano Daniela Tošić toured the former Yugoslavia with early music Ensemble Renaissance before relocating to the greater Boston area. In addition to performing with Ensemble P.A.N., Revels, BalMUS, Foundling, La Donna Musicale, and Rumbarroco, Daniela is a founding member of the acclaimed vocal ensemble Tapestry (Telarc International, MDG) and tours throughout the US and abroad. The Boston Classical Review praised her “rich amber tone” while reviewer Liane Curtis “delighted” in her “burnished and warm sound.”