MICHAEL MANRING with special guests Marcus Eaton, Dan Costello & Jared Hallock
If you get to see only one concert this year, this should be it!
Hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what's possible on the bass guitar for decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. As editor Tom Darter wrote in Keyboard magazine after seeing one of Michael's solo concerts, "Forget his astounding technique and musicality; forget his absolute command of his instruments; forget how seamlessly the musical ideas and the performance of them were wedded together...The enlightenment came most from feeling (seeing, hearing) the joy Michael felt to be playing his brand of transcendental chops and musical understanding...was all in the service of the final outcome, the joy of making music."
In his solo concerts Michael weaves together his musical influences into a tapestry rich with expression,virtuosity, humor and meaning. As one writer put it, "Michael Manring
can do more with a bass than even the most creative individual could imagine" (L.Pierce Carson, Napa Valley Register). His newest release Soliloquy, performed entirely solo without overdubs, is the best recorded example yet of that depth and diversity. Using a variety of bass guitars and the far-reaching, innovative approaches he is renowned for, with Enhanced CD content including Michael's extensive 24-page liner notes detailing the composing and recording process, photos and live performance videos, Soliloquy takes the listener on a unique musical journey. We hope you'll follow the advice of the French magazine, Musicien: "Do not miss your next opportunity to discover the bassist with the most fresh and inventive playing today."
Opening acts: Dan Costello, Marcus Eaton, and Jared Hallock.
Blending classical, bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz, and folk may be difficult - even hazardous - but singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Costello is up to the challenge. His performance experience ranges from hard rock bands to jazz ensembles to medieval instrumental troupes. He owns a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar and works both in and out of the scholastic realm as a performer, accompanist, editor, composer, arranger, lyricist, teacher, and manager.
Dan has shared the stage with Steve Miller, Third Eye Blind, Darius Rucker, Robert Earl Keen, Chris Botti and other noteworthy national and local talent. Dan has also served on the faculty of Boise State University's Department of Music and is an outspoken advocate of local grassroots music.
Arguably the hardest working musician in Boise, Dan's eye-popping 250-shows-per-year performance schedule has allowed him to develop a breathtaking range of virtuosity and explore his seemingly inexhaustible talent and passion for music.
Hallock's years as a performer and composer have led him down many roads. Holding a degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Idaho, he has shared many a stage. From jazz combos to funk bands, orchestral work to the avante garde, he thrives on exploring all avenues of performance art.
Hallock recently released Project213's debut album, entitled Fish Tale, which features his compositions performed by a variety of local musicians and artists. Other projects include scores for movies, dance pieces, and theatrical collaborations, among myriad other projects for theater, stage and professional recordings. As a result of his eclectic explorations, Hallock has become a highly sought after musician, performer, composer, director and clinician throughout the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
Jared Hallock Project213
Marcus Eaton is a nationally touring independent musician with an extensive catalog of original music. He is unique and groundbreaking in his approach to songwriting, guitar work and vocals. Incorporating a myriad of styles into his original songs, his mastery is recognized by fans and fellow musicians wherever he plays.
Marcus is a truly multi-faceted artist. His diversity is reflected in both his solo and full band performances. His solo show is a multi-layered experience that combines looping, effects and percussion with Marcus' silky voice, taking the listener on a journey to the heart of his songs.
Marcus' band shows incorporate Kevin Rogers on drums and vocals and Ben Burleigh on the bass.
Marcus has played shows with an an array of acts including Bob Dylan, Train, Victor Wooten, Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds, Derek Trucks Band, Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Jewel, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow & Jason Mraz, and more.
Marcus' exceptional guitar skills have led to endorsements with Martin Guitars, Fishman Electronics, Baden Guitars, and TC Electronic.
Marcus Eaton on reverbnation.com
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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Boise Blues Society for their Blues in the Schools Program
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