Fish Harmonics is the new musical project by accordionist Rob Curto. Based in Philadelphia, the group plays adventurous American roots music, influenced by modern bluegrass, old time and Celtic sounds. Featuring Curto’s mastery of the piano and diatonic accordions, coupled with rhythmic arco bass playing and groove-oriented drumming, they bring a unique free-wheeling and improvisational energy to both classic tunes and original compositions.
Rob Curto (piano and diatonic accordions) has spent the last 8 years touring extensively with his band Matuto, known for it’s distinctive “Brazilian-bluegrass” sound. Mixing the roots Americana stylings of the great Bill Monroe, with rhythmic and melodic elements from Brazil, Curto has been part of a movement to establish the accordion as a versatile and important instrument in contemporary roots music. His groups have toured internationally and played at prominent roots music festivals such as: Wintergrass in Seattle, WA, the Red Wing Roots Festival in Mt. Solon VA, Rhythm and Roots in Charleston, NH, the Vancouver Folk Festival, and the Carrefour Mondial de l.Accordéon in Montmagny, Quebec.