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Concert 5xJUNO nom The Andrew Collins Trio mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tue, Apr 4th, 7-9pm, Concert – 5xJUNO nom The Andrew Collins Trio – mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello Modern Roots Trailblazers, 5xJUNO nom/7xCFMA winners - A high-energy collision of folk, bluegrass, jazz & classical Mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he's certainly been a contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, old-time, swing, Celtic and classical.

As Collins gathers up innumerable JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominations (5) and Canadian Folk Music Awards (7) won by his various ensembles, he’s zeroing in on the work he does with his beloved Trio: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility and mastery shine through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.

Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins and Co. clearly live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”. Indeed, on their newest release, And It Was Good, all three players assault Creation itself, brilliantly rendering each of the 7 days to musical fruition in this new, chambergrass disc. And It Was Good IS good -- a lush-sounding, multi-layered composition bringing fresh meaning to an age-old story while demonstrating the depth of musicianship from each of these three inspirational players. Despite taking musical cues from David Grisman, Andrew, Mike and James have ventured further down this path of Newgrass and beyond – melding multiple genres after absorbing each of their boundaries – all towards extrapolating brave new musical worlds that can only be thought of as their own ‘creation’. Nothing less will do.

Advance $15 (Showdate $20 / Sr $15 / Kids $15) now @Char’s from 4pm daily, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online FMI Char’s 19+ Lounge open 5:30-12midnight 365+ days a year Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9

Cost: Adult: $15
Child: $15
Senior: $15
At the Door: $20
Category: Concerts | Music
    Country | Bluegrass
    Indie | Folk
Location: Char's Landing
4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni
This event is for Adults, Kids, Seniors
More Info: Charlene Patterson
Event Website
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