Legendary fiddler Darol Anger
, youthful guitar whiz Grant Gordy
, and the honorable mandolinist Joe Walsh
have all spent their lives moving from place to place, adopting a town and then moving on, toward an intimate knowledge of the physical and psychic terrains that make up the Americas. Though each is of a different generation, they've walked similar musical paths, exploring the worlds of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time, on their way to mastery of their chosen instruments. Over the years, they have each become virtuosos of the vast swath of dialects that comprise American roots music.
In the ever stable bassist Karl Doty
they found a kindred musical spirit, equally skilled in folk, jazz and classical music, a founding member of one of the premier chamber orchestras in the US.
Making a musical home for themselves in the space around and between the great American roots styles, this quartet draws from all of their varied backgrounds (Grammy-nominated fiddle music and jazz, award-winning bluegrass, indie/pop grass, new acoustic string bands, and classical music) in crafting a sound all their own, and is drawing all the right kind of attention for their new musical work.
Check out a recent performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVn_HPfcZc
Fiddler, composer, producer and educator who is exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous path-breaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others. Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice.
Assuming the guitarist role in the fabled David Grisman Quintet has confirmed Grant Gordy as a pre-eminent young voice on acoustic guitar. He has been featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
and written up in Just Jazz Guitar
. Acoustic Guitar Magazine
celebrated his debut CD in its “Top Ten Acoustic Albums of the Year.” "The young bluegrass/jazz virtuoso’s recording debut is an inspired, ambitious, coherent collection of original compositions that ranks with the best of his employer,” David Grisman, Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Recognized as one of the foremost contemporary mandolinists, with two solo albums to his credit, Walsh has toured internationally with the award-winning bluegrass supergroup The Gibson Brothers. His second solo record, Sweet Loam
, features an exceptional cast of musicians, including Mike Block, Scott Law, Karl Doty, Lauren Rioux, and Darol Anger. Joe teaches at the Berklee School of Music as both a mandolin instructor and as Managing Director of the American Roots Music Program.
was born and raised in Duluth, MN. He received his Bachelor’s degree in double bass performance in 2007 and Master’s in 2009 from the New England Conservatory. Outside of playing in A Far Cry, Karl has also recorded and toured nationally and internationally with the Grammy award winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets $20 adults, $8 students (18 & under) for sale now at http://arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=15
Also for sale at ACA box office night of show, starting at 6:30 PM.
talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary
and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done," “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMY awards.
Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow’s life and work – culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect
with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative – is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.
Tickets $25 adults, $5 ages 18 & under. For sale NOW at www.tix.com
A collaboration of top Twin Cities musicians--Laura Handler, Gail Olszewski, Jennifer Kalika, Marie Sorlie, Stanley King, and Paul Jacobson
--performing music from the Classical Era on classical instruments. Program features transcriptions of Mozart’s Magic Flute and Exultate Jubilate, with Grand Marais’ Erika Ternes
, soprano. 7:30 PM, ACA. Tickets $15 adults, $5 ages 18 & under, for sale in advance at www.tix.com
mid-February, or at ACA box office night of show. http://thewolfgang.org/