Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear
stellar bluegrass veterans mix it up
$20.50 advance / $22.50 at door
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November 12 8:00 pm
Three parts old, two parts new, and five parts outstanding talent combine for an evening of pure musical magic when traditional music veterans Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin, Peter McLaughlin, Chris Brashear, and Paul Knight mix it up to present material from their vast combined repertoires and brand new songs from new albums released by both Jody and Chris.
Jody & Kate have been singing together for quite a while now – since 1974, in fact – and it’s fair to say that they’ve got it down. They’ve recorded seven albums as a duo, two of which received Grammy nominations for Best Traditional Folk Album. Kate used to sing in the Any Old Time String Band. Jody has served as mentor to countless stellar musicians. Pete Kuykendall of Bluegrass Unlimited said of the duo, "Their music captures the essence and core of traditional music. Their bare-bones approach to this art form ranks them among the legends." Jody & Kate perform early country, traditional folk and bluegrass, and even an occasional contemporary tune. Tonight's performance includes material from Jody's brand new album, Wonders and Signs, his debut recording as a songwriter.
Peter, a National Flat Picking Champion, and multi-instrumentalist Chris met in Tucson in 1992 and immediately formed a lasting friendship and a strong musical bond. With singing that evokes comparisons to the Everly Brothers, the pair has made two albums as a duo, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona. Peter toured in Laurie Lewis’s band for six years, and played on Chris’s acclaimed album, Wanderlust and his brand new release, Heart of the Country.
Both pairs will perform with the stellar sonic support of upright bass player Paul Knight. Then all five will join forces and play as a quintet, providing fans of the band Perfect Strangers (which featured at various times, Peter, Chris, Jody, and Paul) a reunion concert of sorts. Call it Imperfect Strangers.
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Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.