Tristan & Tashina Clarridge, Luke Price, Simon Chrisman in Weaverville
Luke Price and Tristan & Tashina Clarridge grew up playing Texas fiddle in contests, soaking up the old tunes at all hours of the day and night: feeling the excitement and headlong push and pull of the texas groove, hearing raucous shouts of approval and encouragement at the improvisations and musical acrobatics of a style that is seldom performed outside of the contests. With a combined seven years worth of Grand National Fiddle Championships between them and dozens of other accolades, they would appear on paper to be perfect ambassadors of the style but it isn't the contest wins that make them champions of Texas fiddling, it is the fact that they stay up all night and jam, instead of practicing for their rounds the next day, reveling in the thing that is the very life of the style: the energy and joy created by simply sharing these tunes with one another. This tour aims to bring that energy, the excitement and spontaneity of a good Texas fiddle jam, to intimate venues around the west. While Simon Chrisman (of The Bee Eaters) anchors the groove on bass, T & T & Luke will pass around the fiddle, the standard and the tenor guitars,sharing classic Texas fiddle tunes in the round.
The current National Old-Time Fiddling Grand Champion,Luke Price is known for hisbalance of taste, rhythm, and technical ability. He is knownfor pushing genres, styles, and fellow musicians into new territorywhile delicately respecting the great musical traditions of his roots. He is known and respected amongst Texas fiddlers as one of the best of his generation.
At the young age of seven, Luke began competing in fiddle contests andquickly made a name for himself winning the National Title at ages 12and 17, along with a long list of awards from contests all across thecountry, including The Texas State Fiddlers Frolics and the Grand Masters of Nashville TN. While continuingto carry on the Texas fiddling and contest traditions, Luke began toexpand his playing outward to many other styles, namely; jazz, soul, blues,funk, bluegrass, and pop. A resident of Portland, OR, Luke performs and records originalOld Soul Popwith his band,Dean! and tours with Tony Furtado, Scott Law and many others. A sought after fiddle teacher, Luke is passionateabout passing on the old fiddling traditions, and also creating newmusic measured with taste, technical control, and joy.
Tristan & Tashina Clarridgebegan fiddling at the age of two, learning their first Texas fiddle tunes some 25 years ago, and playing their first sibling concerts shortly thereafter...
Amidst their musical journeys since then,Tashinahas toured with Mark O'Connor, Tony Trischka and Laurie Lewis and performed at Carnegie Hall as a part of MacArthur Fellow/Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer's Young Artists program. Multi-instrumentalist brother Tristanis a pioneering cellist, synthesizing old-time, bluegrass and celtic influences with rhythmic vocabulary drawn from jazz, rock and pop music, and leading a revolution among adventurous young cellists. He has toured the world with bluegrass/nu-folk sensation Crooked Still and Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, as well as Mike Marshall, Bruce Molsky and Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon Natalie MacMaster.
Captivated by rhythms and grooves all his life,Simon Chrismanis knownfor his finely tuned sense of the groove - that perfect blend of rhythmic strength, awareness, and deep listening, found in the musical greats of any genre. A prolific composer and virtuoso of the hammer dulcimer, Simontours the world with Tristan and Tashina, forming the trio The Bee Eaters, whom The Boston Globe described as "chamber music's finelycalibrated arrangements with bluegrass's playful virtuosity and pop music's melodic resourcefulness." He also tours as bassist with bluegrass master Laurie Lewis.
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Centre (View)
Weaverville, CA 96093
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