Jack Dwyer & Tim Connell, Twin Mandolins
Mad Professors of the Mandolin
Hypnotic, Trans-Global Ear Candy for Two Mandolins
Portland-based mandolinists and Lewis and Clark College music professors Jack Dwyer and Tim Connell come together to produce a show of lively acoustic groove music drawn from global folk traditions. Their two mandolins become one as they create a stunning soundscape of harmony and counterpoint.
Both Dwyer and Connell are celebrated modern masters of the mandolin, virtuoso players and highly energetic performers who delight the audience with their well-honed arrangements and flights of solo and ensemble improvisation. Performing hypnotic mandolin duets from dance music traditions around the world, Jack and Tim take us on a dizzying tour from Ireland to Brazil, from Zimbabwe to Greece, deep into Appalachian Mountain country, before landing feet-first in an Eastern European Jewish shtetl.
Their freshly-released debut album (Mandolandia, 2013) is an ode to acoustic folk music, rhythm, and the mandolin. Intimate, raw and energetic, the songs on this release simultaneously honor and push the boundaries of traditional music. But beneath it all is a steady unshakable groove that will have you stomping your feet all the way home.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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