The six musician strong La Strada took me by surprise tonight at Iota with their folk beats and incredible energy.
They brought a wealth of instruments to the stage, including guitars, bass, violin, viola, xylophone and even an accordion! I loved how the performers switched easily between the mediums, even changing between a bass and the accordion during a song.
Every song seemed noteworthy, but I'll be concise and just point out how entertained I was when one set included the violinist whistling instead of singing. They are in my top five live shows I've seen so far.