Hawktail–fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie—is hitting the road in support of sophomore album Formations, about which Folk Alley’s Kelly McCartney commented, “We simply haven’t seen these instruments played this way and with this exuberance… except by Hawktail.” Successfully challenging the traditional roles of their respective instruments and genres, Hawktail mixes it up and heads out to explore new directions. “We’re just trying to find something good to play,” says Tice. “We’re not interested in adhering to the same old forms—merely adding some spice to something that we all know how it’s going to end.”