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Big Sur Music Camp Concert!
Chappellet Studios
Big Sur, CA
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Big Sur Music Camp Concert!
Featuring Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel, Bluegrass Guitar wizard David Grier, Singer/Writer/Percussive Dancer Kristin Andreassen, Mandolin legend John Reischman, Chris Eldridge (of Punch Brothers fame), Chambergrass alchemists The Bee Eaters (featuring 6-time National Fiddle Champions Tashina & Tristan Clarridge), Innovative Composer/Guitarist Scott Nygaard, Old-Soul Pop Duo DEAN!, Neo-Old-Time Singer/writer Eli West, Appalachian Music Master John Herrmann, Hometown Rising Star siblings Grace and Nandi Forrest, and more...

Guitarist Chris Eldridge has worked with a diverse cast of musical luminaries including Paul Simon, Renée Fleming, John Paul Jones, Julian Lage, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake, T-Bone Burnett, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, Jerry Douglas, Sara Watkins and Del McCoury to name a few.
He was a longtime member of his father's legendary bluegrass band The Seldom Scene with whom he received a Grammy nomination. In 2005 he founded the critically acclaimed Infamous Stringdusters, winning IBMA Emerging artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year for their debut album. In 2007 he was asked by mandolinist Chris Thile to co-found the groundbreaking bluegrass/acoustic pop phenomena Punch Brothers. Revered by fans around the world for exploring the depth and the limits of acoustic music, they have released 3 critically acclaimed albums, received 2 Grammy nominations and toured the world.

"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, China, and India.elegant, gracefulCassel's tunes capture the mixture of sadness and hope found in much Scottish and Irish music and give it a fresh West coast spin.-Dirty Linen Magazine

6-time Grand National Fiddle Champion siblings Tristan and Tashina Clarridge join hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman to form The Bee Eaters. chamber music's finely calibrated arrangements with bluegrass's playful virtuosity and pop music's melodic resourcefulness" -The Boston Globe.
At the forefront of the folk-cello revolution, Tristan Clarridge is a member of internationally acclaimed group Crooked Still and has toured with Natalie MacMaster, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and Bruce Molsky.  Tashina Clarridge has performed at Carnegie Hall with renowned bassist Edgar Meyer, and has toured with Mark O'Connor, Laurie Lewis, Tony Trischka and others.

Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene.
His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings and his accompaniment is always intriguing, supportive, and propulsive. Initially influenced by Doc Watson, Clarence White, and Django Reinhardt and Riley Puckett, Scott spent many years wandering the sea of American music that includes bluegrass, jazz, Cajun, old-time, western swing and rock and roll, and has since expanded his musical world to include traditional Swedish and Irish music.
Nygaard's flatpicking is so fluid and clever the crowd keeps squinting at his hands, checking to make sure there are only two.Oakland Tribunea phenomenally talented stylistDownbeat
Scott was the guitarist with Tim O' Brien's band, the O'Boys, from 1992 to 1997, and has performed and/or recorded with such acoustic music stars as Joan Baez, Chris Thile, Darol Anger, Jerry Douglas, Laurie Lewis, Anonymous 4, Bill Evans, and many others, receiving numerous Grammy nominations for his stellar sidemanship. He was the guitarist on three recordings that have proven to be extremely influential on the contemporary acoustic music scene: Chris Thile's Leading Off, Tim O'Brien's Red on Blonde, and Jerry Douglas's Slide Rule.
As adept at creating magnetic rhythms as he is knocking off stunning solos, Nygaard is possibly the best acoustic guitarist to come along in bluegrass music since Tony Rice.Edmonton (Alberta) Journal

A masterful bluegrass guitarist with a sharp wit, David Grier isa willful, accurate instrumentalist who's every note seems to run through a bright, intelligent sieve.  He maintains an unqualified standard of excellence... always with a knack for unorthodox surprise. (Claire Lynch)  Grier is featured on the Grammy Winning recording, True Life Blues-The Songs of Bill Monroe and is a three-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year.  DavidGrier.com

A Juno-nominated and Grammy-award winning artist, John Reischman is a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He's an understated visionary - the kind of master craftsman whose music is virtuosic without ever being flashy and who is renowned for his impeccable taste and tone as an artist.  Known today for his work with his band the Jaybirds and his acclaimed solo albums, he got his start as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit in the late 1970s, helping to define thenew acoustic musicgenre.

Kristin Andreassen is a singer, a writer and a percussive dancer who combines those skills in musical performances that are both inventive (The New Yorker) andhaunting(NPR's Folk Alley). Kristin toured and recorded with both the stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and the "folk noir singing trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O'Donovan & Ruth Ungar). Her songwriting spans the playfulness of her #1 hit children's song "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes(featured on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and covered by artists of all ages) and the visceral truth in her war balladHow the Water Walks.
"Sublime. Like a watercolor painting set to music." -The Boston Globe

A masterful Texas fiddler, Luke Price began competing in fiddle contests at age 7, going on to win National titles at ages 12 and 17, along with a long list of awards from all over the country, most notably the Grand Masters in Nashville TN and the Grand National Championship in 2014 and 2015.  While continuing to carry on the Texas fiddling tradition, Luke's playing spans jazz, soul, blues, funk, bluegrass, and pop. In collaboration with stunning vocalist and songwriter Rachael Price, they form the old-soul pop duo DEAN!  WeareDean.com

A true master of Appalachian mountain music, John Herrmann has traveled the world performing for over thirty years, with extensive touring in France, Germany, Italy and Japan.  Equally adept on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and guitar, he has recorded at least fifty records on labels such as Rounder, County, and Sugar Hill, (most notably with Art Stamper and Ralph Blizard), and performed numerous times at the Smithsonian Folk Festival, and the  National Heritage Award Ceremony.


Chappellet Studios (View)
Rancho Rico
Big Sur, CA 93920
United States



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