Concetta Abbate is a violinist, violist, vocalist and composer in New York City. Her original songs are inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She is the daughter of violinist Darlene Abbate and electric bass player Anthony Abbate, who played in the 70’s disco band Positive Proof. After childhood classical training, Concetta became interested in folk music while studying anthropology at Smith College. Described as a “badass violinist” by Garret Bryant (HINGED), she has performed in diverse venues such as The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, the Jazz Gallery and The Stone. Concetta is most known for her work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records) and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records).