Bruce Molsky + John Reischman – Double CD Release!

Bruce Molsky + John Reischman – Double CD Release!

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Date: 3/5/2013 12:19 am
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Date of event Tuesday March 12th, 8pm
Location of event St James Hall 3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano 

A dual CD release concert featuring two of North America's most celebrated acoustic musicians!

Tickets $24 ($20 members)
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Fiddler Bruce Molsky launches his seventh solo CD, If It Ain't Here When I Get Back, while mandolin wizard John Reischman launches his third solo album, Walk Along John.

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius. In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

Playing in these kinds of groups is an important part of what I do, Molsky says. Regionalism was one of the hallmarks of traditional music in the old days; now we're in the Information Age, and I don't think that's what folk music does anymore. But the more cultures I discover, the more I realize that folk music performs the same function for everybody; and therefore is the same thing everywhere – just spoken with different accents.

This is also a CD release show celebrating the music from mandolin master John Reischman's long awaited new CD, Walk Along John. The all-instrumental recording includes nine new John Reischman originals, a few hand-picked traditional tunes, and a remake of the very first tune John wrote. The impressive group of supporting players featured on the recording includes Bruce Molsky (who, as luck would have it, shares the bill this evening), Chris Thile, Tony Trischka, Kenny Smith, the Jaybirds, and many more.

This will be an opportunity for Vancouver audiences to hear John play with a new cast of characters. The band for this show is featured on several tunes on the new recording. The group is made up of Patrick Metzger on bass, Trent Freeman on fiddle, and Eli West on guitar and bouzouki. Jaybirds Nick Hornbuckle and Trisha Gagnon will also make guest appearances.