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July 20 8:00 pm
String fans of all stripes should run, not walk, to the Freight for tonight’s Shasta String Celebration! Over the past nine years, the event has earned a reputation as an epic concert, each July uniting a staggering array of the most influential and innovative performers from the worlds of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, old time, and pop for an outpouring of music that takes the audience on a stunning cross-genre journey, with many special guests and spontaneous collaborations. You won’t find a lineup like this one anywhere else in the world!
Hosted by brother and sister Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, both of them Grand National Fiddle Champions, the performance spotlights some of the brightest stars in acoustic music, fresh from a week of musical exploration at the Shasta String Summit. A glance at the lineup is enough to demonstrate the wildly multifarious, sublimely tuneful possibilities this evening offers: jazz violin ace Billy Contreras, bluegrass stalwart Laurie Lewis, Hindustani violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath, bluegrass and jazz banjoist Ben Krakauer, Appalachian fiddle phenom Brittany Haas, National Scottish Fiddle Champion and brilliant jazz violinist Jeremy Kittel, flatpicking guitar virtuoso Scott Nygaard, hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman (he’ll be playing as part of the Bee Eaters with Tristan and Tashina), John Hermann, John Engle, and Meredith McIntosh of Chicken Train, violinist and composer Duncan Wickel, guitarist and singer Jesse Harper, Irish tenor banjo virtuoso Dave Cory, masterful Texas fiddler Luke Price, and most likely a few surprise guests. For an evening of cross-genre collaborations and dazzling musical fireworks, don’t miss this string extravaganza!
Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.