March 16th- Mike Barnett – Portraits in Fiddles featuring Jordan Tice & Wes Corbett– Mike Barnett is no ordinary fiddler. To his credit, he is currently holding the fiddle chair in “Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder”, as well as the “Bryan Sutton Band,” David Grisman says of Mike, “he is a first-class fiddle player and all-around musician. He’s got the chops and knows how to use them, but he also has something to say, and that’s a rare quality in music these days.” Writing and recording his first album at the age of 14, shortly after this he started teaching fiddle at the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music International Fiddle Camp.
Mikes current project “Portraits In Fiddles” started out as a commemoration of my time spent with six heavy, musical, personal and professional influences: Bobby Hicks, Bryan Sutton, Buddy Spicher, David Grisman, Jesse McReynolds, and Tony Trischka. He wanted to celebrate the virtuosity and originality of these musical pioneers who have developed their own sound and forged new ground, while still maintaining a deeply rooted reverence for tradition. Mike wrapped the concept in the tradition of twin fiddling and as the project evolved it became more of a family affair, bringing together another 16 of the most influential and skilled musicians of our time, including Stuart Duncan, Tim O’Brien, and others. The end result is more than he could’ve hoped for – a family portrait of sorts.
We are very honored to bring Mike Barnett’s Portraits in Fiddle Tour to the G.A.R. Hall. Joining Mike will be the incredible guitarist Jordan Tice and banjoist Wes Corbett. These three will also be holding master classes the following day, March 17th as part of the G.A.R. Hall’s “Strings and Things”, master classes with some of the best. More information on the master classes coming soon.
Doors open at 7:30/Music at 8pm
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