People: The Galen Kipar Project

July 23, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Galen Kipar casually refers to himself as a “trout ninja.” But his real art is the musical blending of folk, classical, jazz, and blues into what one might call neo-bluegrass or Appalachian jazz. Nathan Oravec profiles Kipar on, where the musician and fly fisher describes the link between water and music: “’Water, particularly rivers, have many different currents. Music is the same way,’ he says. ‘Music has many different currents, and they all work together. Maybe that’s a little far-fetched, but it’s something that’s always fascinated me.’”

Be sure to listen to some of the extraordinary .mp3s on the Web site.