Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Chris Thile and Fred Newman on Prairie Home Companion April 12th

Two friends of the Jenkins House Concerts, Chris Thile and Fred Newman, will be featured on Prairie Home Companion this Saturday. The show is presently broadcasting from Town Hall in New York City.

New Old Stock on May 3rd

On May 3rd, The Clarridges & New Old Stock will present an evening of music. New Old Stock is a powerful, creative force at the forefront of the emerging New Acoustic music scene.

The quartet combines the unique sounds of hammered dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman and banjoist Wesley Corbett with the inimitable sound of brother-sister fiddle duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge. Tristan, an inventive cellist and 4-time Grand National Fiddle Champion, currently tours with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and has appeared with Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon Natalie MacMaster. In 2008, he will tour internationally with Crooked Still whose lead singer, Aoife O'Donovan appeared at our last house concert. His sister Tashina, the 2005 Grand National Fiddle Champion, has toured with Mark O’Connor and performed at Carnegie Hall as part of Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer's Young Artists program. Since starting the banjo at age 16, 21-year-old Wesley Corbett has appeared with the David Grisman Quintet, Matt Glaser, and Crooked still, recently opened for Tony Rice as part of the Lincoln Meyers String Alliance, and currently tours with North Carolina’s bluegrass sensation the Biscuit Burners. Wesley’s longtime musical collaborator, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, has performed at Seattle's Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Central jazz band, opened for Bill Frisell, and at 16 was invited to be a scholarship guest artist at the Augusta Heritage Festival in West Virginia.

Along with New Old Stock, The New Lost Faculty Ramblers will also perform at the start of each set. Please reserve a seat early for this special concert;Sandilion49@gmail.com. Details will be provided with your reservation.