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Shady Grove Presents: Pierre Schryer with Adam Dobres

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012
7:30 PM


Pierre is one of Canada's leading traditional fiddlers. JUNO nominee, Canadian Folk Music nominee, and celebrated performer and producer, Pierre has established himself as a gem on the music scene among fans and fellow musicians. He was immersed from an early age in the Franco-Ontarian traditions of his heritage, through multiple fiddle competitions along with his triplet brothers. The Schryer Triplets recorded 2 albums and appeared several times on the "Tommy Hunter Show."

As a solo performer Pierre has received numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion. Over the last decade, Pierre has released six solo recordings on his own label, New Canadian Records, of which "Blue Drag" was honoured with a nomination at the 2004 JUNO Awards for best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, and "M�lange" was nominated at the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Instrumental Solo Album of the Year.

Pierre has shared the stage with many colleagues in the traditional music scene including Natalie McMaster, members of Leahy, Jane Bunnet, the Barra MacNeils, Ashley MacIssac, Liz Carroll, Matapat, Club Carrefour, La Bottine Souriante, Altan, Old Blind Dogs, Cheiftains and others. He has performed with numerous symphony orchestras across Canada with his acclaimed Symphony Pops show.

Pierre is the creator and artistic director of the "Canadian Celtic Celebration", a three-day festival presented in Thunder Bay, Ontario each June. A native of Northern Ontario, Pierre is proud to continue planting roots in the north with his wife, TBSO's prized trumpeter Merrie Klazek, and their lovely children, Kyran and Tamsyn.


Adam Dobres is a sought after Canadian guitarist. He has a sensitive, vibrant style with a unique ability to creatively translate any kind of music. Beginning his musical roots by studying classical and jazz guitar, Adam was eager to master as many musical styles as he could: bluegrass, rock 'n roll, celtic, old time and country. In his teen years he began performing with Canada's much loved fiddle player Daniel Lapp. This connection with Lapp opened Adam up to the multi-faceted world of fiddle music and to fellow young blossoming performers such as Kendel Carson (The Dustin Bental Outfit, Belle Starr) and Tyler Carson (Impossible Bird, Jack Maple), Adrian Dolan (The Bills, Ruth Moody Band) and Tania Elizabeth (The Duhks, Mary Gautier).

Adam's first experience of touring was with Moody, Penner and Swain (Ruth Moody, Jeremey Penner and Oliver Swain) sparked his love for touring and performing. In the years that followed Adam was part of the popular group Outlaw Social and continued playing and touring with Oliver Swain, Daniel Lapp, and Kendel Carson. In 2007, Adam teamed up with internationally renowned champion fiddler Pierre Schryer, and later recorded on Pierre's 6th Album "Melange" which was nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. More recently, Adam has been recording and touring with Dustin Bentall, and Emmy winner and two time Grammy nominee, singer Toni Childs with he opened for the legendary Jackson Browne. The Dustin Bentall Outfit performed as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics and supported Blue Rodeo on their 2010 Canadian tour. In 2011 Adam joined musical forces again with the delightful Ruth Moody (co-founder of The Wailin' Jennys) as part of her solo project the Ruth Moody Band. Adam maintains an active recording career and has been a part of many award winning albums and projects.

Adam strives to express his love, and curiosity about the mystery of life through his guitar playing. His solos are energetic and creative, leaving listeners with a lasting impression and true satisfaction that is result of his genuine heartfelt playing.

As always, refreshments will be available!

Donation $20.00 per person. Paid Reservations required.

Cost: Category: Concerts | Music
    Indie | Folk
Location: Shady Grove
1108 Fern Ridge Drive, Mill Bay
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Peter Sussman
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