Harmonic Tone Revealers (John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist)–Friday, September 14
This is acoustic string music at its finest. The power trio of mandolinist John Reischman, guitarist Scott Nygaard, and bassist/mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist blend traditional bluegrass and folk styles with their own visions of contemporary acoustic music, reshaping old melodies and composing new tunes based on traditional forms.
Reischman and Nygaard, both Grammy winners revered in the acoustic world for their virtuosity and impeccable tone, join Gilchrist, whose mandolin and bass playing have been in high demand for years throughout the country. Reischman’s most recent album, “Walk Along John”, was described by Bluegrass Today as combining “blazing bluegrass, stately old time melodies, and even reckless, seat-of-the-pants improvgrass,” a fitting description of what you can expect to hear from these three sympathetic musicians.
The trio recently released a self-titled CD of traditional tunes. These are three of today’s most accomplished and respected acoustic musicians, playing luxuriously gorgeous music and intriguing renditions of popular and obscure tunes.
John Whelan & Haley Richardson–Friday, September 28
Musica Pacifica–Saturday, October 6
Upstate–Friday, October 12
Les Poules a Colin–Friday, October 19
April Verch & Joe Newberry–Sunday, October 28
Rob Reich Trio–Saturday, November 3
New World String Project–Friday, November 16