April 14th- Aaron Jonah Lewis and Jake Sanders- If any of you had the good fortune to catch the Lovestruck Balladeers last year at the Hall, you know it was a special night. We are lucky to have two of the performers in the band make a stop on their way back from the East Coast.
Aaron Jonah Lewis is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2018 and in 2007. He has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland and continues to tour extensively. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to traditional jazz, contemporary experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, and guitar and is currently based in Detroit. He and his band the Corn Potato String Band have played the Hall numerous times!
Jake Sanders is a guitarist, bandleader, and arranger, whose musical career began in New York City at the end of the last century. After years as a street performer, playing jazz and American traditional music, Sanders formed the popular roots band, The Cangelosi Cards. They performed nightly in the back rooms and bars of the East Village, but soon traveled well beyond Manhattan, playing shows from Shanghai to Stockholm. After years with the Cards, Jake joined The Fat Babies, an acclaimed hot jazz band which continues to perform weekly at Chicago’s world famous Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. His last album with the group, Solid Gassuh (Delmark Records), made DownBeat Magazine’s “Best of 2017” list – a rare feat for a traditional jazz band in modern times.
Sure to be a good show with two very talented musicians! General Admission
Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm
Pre-sale tickets- $15/ Day of show $20
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