Aaron Jones & Claire Mann
When not performing in a duo with Claire Mann, Aaron Jones tours the world with famous Scottish band Old Blind Dogs. Originally from Poole in England, Aaron has lived and worked in Scotland for over twenty years. Aaron spends much of his year touring in the USA and throughout the UK and Europe. He has recorded on countless traditional albums and has made numerous TV and Radio appearances Worldwide. He continues to work regularly with some of the biggest names in folk music, both as a performer and as a producer. Aaron's band Old Blind Dogs were voted Band of the Year in 2004 and 2007 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and won the IAP 'Folk Album of the Year' for their CD Four on the Floor.
Claire Mann comes from the north east of England and has established herself as one of the leading exponents of Traditional Irish Flute, Fiddle and Song. She has won numerous All Ireland Championships on flute, whistle and fiddle. Claire is highly sought after as a traditional music tutor. She currently teaches the Flute and Tin Whistle at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and is a regular visiting tutor on Flute and Fiddle at Newcastle University. She has also toured extensively worldwide with bands Tabache, Craobh Rua and Christy O'Leary and released her debut solo album Claire Mann in September 2001 on the Foot Stompin' label to great critical acclaim.
Opening the night is Family Lines. Like all families, Family Lines has history. And what a history it is. As a professional actress Susan Nielsen shared the stage with Bob Hope, Merv Griffin, Bill Cosby, and other national stars before shifting gears and getting back to her musical roots as a vocalist and composer. Tim McDonald has been honing his singing and guitar picking skills since he was just a kid. He played lead in several Bay area groups, including Axis and The King's Men, before going it alone as a solo artist. And string master Ken Frankel has been part of the California music scene since the 60s, performing with music notables such as Jerry Garcia, Richard Green, Rick Shubb, Sandy Rothman, Robert Hunber, and Tom Constanten. Put 'em together and what have you got? A trio that performs outstanding original music as well as folk, blues, and roots favorites. This acoustic family features rich vocal harmonies that blend somewhere beyond the DNA. Family Lines delivers lively and riveting performances that'll get you out of your seats and make you feel like--well, like family.
Studio 55 Marin (View)
1455-A East Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|